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Saturday, 9 December 2017

PDP tradition: Bode George, Jimi Agbaje pull back as representatives prepare to vote in acutely challenged decision


The 2017 elective national convention of
the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is
holding today, Saturday December 9 -
Sunday 10, 2017, at the Eagles Square,
Central Business Area, Abuja.
The convention will elect officers of the
party to pilot the affairs of the PDP
ahead of the 2019 general elections and
beyond.
The Eagles square, situated on a land
measuring about five hectares, was seen
fully draped with PDP colours of red,
white, green.
Nine people were initially cleared to
run, but former Deputy National
Chairman of the PDP, Chief Bode George
on Friday night, December 8, said he
was withdrawing from the race on a
matter of principle
READ ALSO: PDP convention: Showdown
at Eagles Square
Another aspirant, former Lagos state
governorship candidate, Jimi Agbaje,
has withdrawn from the national
chairmanship race.
The aspirants for the national
chairmanship position are Prince Uche
Secondus, Chief Gbenga Daniel, Senator
Rashidi Ladoja, Prof. Taoheed Adedoja,
Prof. Tunde Adeniran, Dr. Raymond
Dokpesi and Aderemi Olusegun.
The opposition party had zoned the
chairmanship for the south after
resolving to let the presidential ticket go
to the north.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state
who serves as the chairman of the
Convention Planning Committee,
warned the aspirants to go by the
rulebook.
Since last week delegates and other
party faithful from across the country
have been arriving for the big day.
Voting is not expected to start until
after the process of amendments of
some provisions of the constitution of
the party including an amendment to
allow former governors and former
deputy governors as statutory delegates.
12.02 pm: Chairman National Caretaker
Committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi
addresses delegates and party members.
10.53 am: Jimi Agbaje, announces his
withdrawal from the PDP national
chairmanship race.


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