PDP may extend Makarfi's tenure, discuss others at Saturday's Natl Convention


National Caretaker Committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi said five attempts at stopping the party's non-elective convention through the courts failed.

One of the issues on the agenda at the convention, will be the extension of the NCC's tenure, to enable it organize an elective national convention, as well as oversee constitution ammendment.

Okowa, who is the Chairman of the Convention Committee, said that the past two years presented great challenges to the party.

Darius Ishaku, Gombe state, Dr. Ibrahim Hassan Dankwanbo, Deputy Governor of Bayelsa state, Rear Admiral, John Jonah, Deputy Governor of Cross River state, Professor Ivara Esu, Deputy Governor of Ebonyi state, Dr. Eric Kelechi Igwe, National Vice Chairmen, State Chairmen, Party stalwarts and other leaders of the PDP nationwide.

"While I was in the party as a member, I paid my dues to the fullest until I retired from partisan politics in 2015".

"Markarfi's committee should be given at most another three months to allow new executives and other organs of the party to be elected and let the party move on".

"As leaders, we must read the times and take responsibility". Part of The Ekweremadu Committee Report which zoned the Presidency to the North and the National Chairmanship to the South should be adopted.

Governor of Ekiti and PDP Governors' Forum, Ayodele Fayose said the forum was committed to the success of the party.

"A collective leadership and partnership, resolved to do things right is all that we need to build the strength to recapture power", he said.

"Nigerians remember with nostalgia life under the PDP and they are yearning for it to come back". I have risen to where I am as a Senate President on the platform of the party.

According to Makarfi, "In politics there are always issues but what is important is that we sit down and resolve the issues in a civil manner".

"As a party we will continue to work hard not to lose anybody, but will work much harder to bring in more members to the party", he said. It had the former Senate President, Senator David Mark, GCON, former Senate President and former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Sen.

Mark, who had earlier resisted the wave of defection t the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) stated that he would be "the last man standing in the PDP".