APC afraid of holding national convention - Makarfi

APC afraid of holding national convention – Makarfi

Makarfi spoke in Abuja on Tuesday when he received the chairman of the Steering Committee on the development of strategic plan for National Institute of Legislative Studies, Aminu Shagari, and members on a courtesy visit. It's a good omen to everybody in the PDP.

"I am glad they (committee members) are working hard and I have seen that they want to make sure that the convention of the PDP is rancour-free, transparent, and everybody will be given a level playing ground".

He said that Nigerians had given the party a second chance and called on leaders and members not to throw away the opportunity.

"It is happening and we are calling on him to do his own investigation and to call those who are trying to cause this problem to desist because it is capable not only of destroying this democracy but also capable of destroying the country".

The petitioners said that their demands became necessary to avoid a situation where the Operatives of the EFCC‎ would start chasing elected officers of the Party shortly after the Convention.

He said the party had "credible information" that some "overzealous elements in the government" were planning to "disrupt" the convention.

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"It is not from the very top. We thank the Caretaker Committee of our party because they have done a lot ahead of the inauguration on Monday, and since then, we have held several meetings".

"They are afraid that if the PDP should hold a successful convention, their days in government are numbered".

He also informed the PDP chieftain that he was aware of the allegations that some governors were trying to hijack the process, saying it was speculative and wrong.

He said Rivers State governor, Mr Nyesom Wike, and some PDP governors backing Secondus to emerge as PDP national chairman were doing so for selfish reasons.

Adeyeye further noted that Osun State would not participate in the national convention, adding that Anambra State was still under consideration due to disagreements in the state.

While expressing delight at Atiku's return to the party, Adeyeye maintained that the former vice president could and would only make a speech at the convention but not cast a vote.

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