The inauguration of the PDP National Convention Planning
Committee and Finance Committee just ended here at the
Yar'Adua Center, Abuja.
The well attended event was chaired by the Chairman of the PDP
National Caretaker Committee, H. E. Senator Ahmed Makarfi,
CON. Also in attendance was the Deputy Governor of Gombe
State representing His Excellency, Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan
Dankwambo. Others were, High Chief Senator Ben Ndi Obi, the
Secretary of the National Caretaker Committee, Prince Dayo
Adeyeye, a member of the Caretaker Committee in charge of
Publicity, Alh. Abdul Ningi, a member of the Caretaker in charge
of Organization, Hajiya Aisha Aliyu, member of the Caretaker
Committee in charge of Women and Youths and other members
of the National Convention Planning and Finance Committees.
The Chairman of the Board of Trustees, BOT, Senator Walid Jubril
was also in attendance representing the BOT and The Senate
Minority Whip, Senator Biodun Olujimi representing members of
the PDP at the National Assembly.
While inaugurating the Committees, the Chairman, H. E. Sen.
Ahmed Makarfi, CON, told members to remain focused and work
together for the success of the forthcoming National Convention
holding in Port Harcourt on the 17th of August, 2016. He also
encouraged Committee members to participate actively in the
Sub-Committees to be constituted by the Main Planning
In closing, the Chairman advised members of the Party
nationwide to participate and contest all positions zoned to North
and South irrespective of the micro zoning done in the various
zones of the federation to test their popularity and strength.
The Deputy Governor of Gombe State, H. E. Mr. Charles Iliya who
spoke on behalf of the entire Committees charged members to
be united and work for the good of the Party and pledged that
the Convention Planning Committee will deliver on its mandate.
The Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Senator Walid Jubril
harped on the unity of members as we prepare for the
Convention and reminded members to exhaust internal Party
mechanism in resolving conflict instead of the numerous Court
Orders and Judgments in recent times.
The Senate Minority Whip, Senator Biodun Olujimi also encouraged
PDP members and the Committee to remain one and pledged
the unalloyed loyalty of the entire members of the PDPat the
National Assembly saying that they will accept and work with
anyone that emerges at the end of the Convention.
Finally, sales of Nomination Forms has commenced at the
temporary Secretariat, N0 13, Thaba Itseka Street, Wuse II, Abuja.
Opposite Panel Apartment.
Details as follows:
1. National Chairmanship - N1,000,000
2. Deputy National Chairman - N500,000
3. National Secretary - N500,000
4. Others - 300,000 each