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PDP convention: We can not afford another mistake -Mark

12 August 2017, 11:11 | Ross Houston

Nigeria: Ex-Senate President Senate, David Mark, Attacks Politicians Leaving PDP

PDP convention: We cannot afford another mistake —Mark

Obviously elated by the positive twist of events since the August 12, 2017 Supreme Court judgment affirming the leadership of the Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee, Adeyeye said there would have been nothing left of the party if the ruling had gone the other way, an apparent reference to the then Senator Ali Modu Sheriff-led faction of the party.

"The reformed PDP is working assiduously to make life more meaningful for Nigerians and as you can see all hands are on deck to ensure the party provides Nigerians with good governance rooted in democratic ethos".

Over 3,000 delegates from across the country are expected in today's non-elective convention of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP holding at the Eagles Square, Abuja.

Others targeted by the former ruling party include Senators Rabiu Kwankwaso, Aliyu Wamakko, Abdullahi Adamu, Danjuma Goje, Governor Aminu Tambuwal and many others who were members of the PDP but defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) before the 2015 elections. Ibori is a former governor and he has not left PDP. The policy of no "victor, no vanquished" has been fully implemented by the caretaker committee.

Adeyeye, said that one of the aggrieved groups had approached the court seeking to stop the convention, but that the court refused to grant the request.

Earlier yesterday, the Chairman, sub-committee on Publicity of the special convention planning committee, Prince Dayo Adeyeye addressed a pre-convention press conference dismissing a failed move to obtain court injunction stopping the convention. We have delegates from the Africa Union, the United Nations and the rest of the worldwide community.

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Adeyeye also reacted to the charges and allegations of corruption against a number of prominent chieftains of the party, particularly former Petroleum Resources Minister, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke. "What are you doing with the recovered loot?" He was, however, absent at the inaugural meeting of the committee on Wednesday.

The meeting on Friday night considered critical party issues including trying to tidy up grey areas in the resolutions to be presented to delegates.

He said that the objective of the meeting was to enable the NEC members to review all the happening across the country.

According to him the NEC also received memos on the decision taken by the NCC on the dissolution of the parallel executives in Anambra state.

According to Adeyeye, the convention is a unity gathering of the PDP family which the worldwide community will monitor.

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