- The PDP says its national convention scheduled for October 6 and October 7 in Port Harcourt will go ahead as planned
- Kola Ologbondiyan, the party’s national publicity secretary, says security operatives and the INEC have been served notices about the planned convention
- Stanley Osifo, a PDP presidential aspirant, says the opposition party is reputable with mechanisms, structures and capacity to lead
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that no plan can stop its Saturday, October 6, national conventional to elect its presidential candidate for 2019 national elections.
The party’s national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said this while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the party’s national working committee’s meeting held on Thursday, October 4 in Abuja.
Ologbondiyan said that the convention would be successful in spite of alleged plot by some organisations to disrupt the event scheduled for October 6 and October 7 in Port Harcourt, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
He said that PDP was aware of plots or machinations of all kinds to stop its national convention.
According to him, the party leadership has been informed of machinations by some organisations to disrupt PDP convention to ensure that we do not have a presidential candidate
“We invite Nigerians to take note of this.
“We invite the international communities to take serious note of the plots to thwart the efforts of the opposition to elect a candidate that will go into the February 2019 general elections against President Muhammadu Buhari
“We invite all Nigerians to take cautious note of this development.
“However, on our own part, we wish to inform Nigerians, particularly member of the PDP, that the national convention where our presidential candidate will be elected that has been scheduled to hold in Port Harcourt will go on as planned.
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“No plot, no plan by detractors can stop our national convention.”
Asked if the party had made necessary preparations for security, Ologbondiyan said that the necessary security operatives and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had been served notices on the convention.
He also disclosed that the party would be holding a special meeting on October 5.
Meanwhile, a People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Stanley Osifo, has appealed to the party's leadership to allow him participate in its forthcoming convention on Saturday, October 6, in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.
Osifo, during a media briefing on Thursday, October 4, in Lagos, said his being the youngest in the race had a huge advantage for the PDP to win the 2019 presidential election.
The 42-year-old aspirant, who hails from Edo state, said the party was known to obey rule of law, and his candidature was a true test of the Not Too Young to Run Act, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
He said some people had approached him to step down, but he had a vision to drive development of Nigeria which older politicians could not achieve
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