Five attempts were made to stop PDP convention - Makarfi

Clark wants Makarfi’s tenure extended

Makarfi said this on Saturday at the party's non-elective national convention in Abuja.

Ahmed Makarfi has said there have been five failed attempts to disrupt the non-elective national convention of the party holding on Saturday.

The Governor of Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose, pledged the party's governors' commitment and submission to PDP decisions.

"As leaders, we must read the times and take responsibility".

The governor, who spoke yesterday during the inspection of the Eagles Square venue of the event in Abuja, assured that everything needed for its success had been perfected.

"We are going to overcome that with our resilience and to do the needful", Makarfi said.

The question is, as we race to 2019 and Nigeria's defining election, will the electorate come out en masse to vote someone out or in? I have risen to where I am as a Senate President on the platform of the party.

According to Mr. Okowa, "It is no longer news that Nigerians are suffering and it was not like this when we were in control of the Federal government, stressing that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, remains the only party capable of taking Nigeria out of its present economic challenges".

"Let all Presidential aspirants from the 19 states of the North be subjected to one Primary, whereas, all National Chairmanship candidates from the 17 States of the South be subjected also to one Primary to contest together, so as to produce the best candidate, to practicalize democracy".

Kashamu was said to be the one who helped Modu-Sheriff procure court judgements that stalled the last two convention of the party in May and August 2016, as well as some of the contradictory judgements by trial courts during the PDP imbroglio.

Former President of the Senate, Sen.

He appealed to the Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa-led Convention Committee to ensure the conduct of a convention that would unite the party and provide a sense of belonging to its members.

In a statement issued yesterday, Mark again dismissed speculations that he would decamp from the party to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

He said: "We have come this far through a tortuous journey".

"As a party we have realised areas we made mistakes and we are working hard to correct these mistakes with a view to putting smiles on the faces of Nigerians".

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