Tight security, orderliness at PDP convention

Ogun PDP leaders, elders call for hitch-free convention

Asked whether his role in the recent party crisis could have been responsible for his disqualification, the former party official who was loyal to the Senator Ali Modu Sheriff former faction of the PDP said he was not told.

National Convention in Abuja today recorded tight security and order at the Eagle Square venue of the event.

Hopes that women will get to play a more significant role in the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party suffered a setback on Saturday after the party rejected a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at women in the party.

In a statement they signed in Abeokuta, the party faithful commended the party's national caretaker committee for ensuring that the party was reorganised and repositioned ahead of the forthcoming general elections, saying the convention would ultimately put the party on the path to success.

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" I am proud that the PDP has an unequalled record of growing our economy for the benefit of all".

"He was one of the founding fathers, one of those who built this party and he is coming back home".

Addressing journalists on Friday at the party's national secretariat, Chairman of the screening committee, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu lauded the conduct of the chairmanship hopeful, stating that with their clearance, the party was hopeful of a credible convention devoid of rancour. "He will even make a speech at the convention, but he may not be voting at the convention".



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