PDP Convention Committee Releases Update

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP National Convention Organising Committee (NCOC) has released updates hours ahead of the exercise scheduled for Saturday.

The nation’s main opposition party is hopeful of emerging its standard flag-bearer for the 2023 presidential election and decisions at the convention will either make or mar PDP ahead of general polls coming up in nine months.

In a statement made available to newsmen on Friday, PDP NCOC chairman, Sen. David Mark said all necessary arrangements have been concluded for a hitch-free convention on Saturday.

Mark, in a statement issued by his Media Adviser, Mr Paul Mumeh, gave the assurance while addressing members of the committee of the Convention in Abuja on Friday, Naija News understands.

While assuring members of the committee to be prepared to carry out the credible exercises, the former President of the Senate boasted that the exercise would be smooth and transparent.

“If you have any interest or bias for any of the aspirants, you can excuse yourself from this assignment,” Mark said.

He maintained that the stage was set for a hitch-free programme as all logistics, materials and security had been put in place.

“We are prepared for the exercise, virtually all our delegates have arrived in Abuja”, said Mark.

According to him, the opposition party had a track record of conducting peaceful congresses and conventions over the years, assuring that the outcome of the convention would make the party stronger.

“The PDP has an array of eminently qualified persons to rule Nigeria. We carried out due diligence during our screening. I am confident that whoever emerges from the convention will reflect the wishes of our party”, said Mark.

Naija News understands that Mark and his committee members have also inspected the facilities at the Velodrome, Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja, the venue of the convention.

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