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Over 3000 delegates gather for PDP National Convention

Over 3000 delegates gather for PDP National Convention

"I have observed the Constitution of PDP and the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) and wish to state as follows: Senator Ahmed Markarfi's Caretaker Committee should be given at most another three months to allow new executives and other organs of the party to be elected to enable the Party move on".

Makarfi disclosed this at the opening ceremony of the 75th National Executive Committee meeting of the PDP held on Friday at the party national Secretariat in Abuja.

"I am impressed with the renewed enthusiasm and commitment of our members towards rebuilding the party after the protracted leadership tussle", Mark said.

Delta Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had recovered and returned to restore vibrancy and integrity to Nigeria's democracy, and urged Nigerians to partner the party.

It was learnt that the issue was further discussed at various meetings held by some other caucuses, as well as the governors of the party last night and decisions were taken on how the issue will be tabled in such a way that will be acceptable to the party members without giving any sign of persecution.

"While in the party I paid my dues to its fullest until I retired from partisan politics in 2015".

"It is time for self examination for all of us and to return to what is right bearing in mind our mistakes in the past". Part of The Ekweremadu Committee Report which zoned the Presidency to the North and the National Chairmanship to the South should be adopted. PDP is a family and blood-related in the sense that we mean well for Nigerians.

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He said that the loss of presidential election and the gale of defections were enough to sink the party's ship, but expressed delight that the party had overcome the challenges.

"We must root out the past mistakes and make the needs and aspirations of the Nigerian people the centrepiece of our party's democratic agenda".

According to the lawmaker, this is a new era for the country's political journey.

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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".

"We are rebounding back, realising that there is a champion in each of us in the party".