Jonathan storms PDP's Non-elective convention, says 'party is back on track'

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"Any time longer than three months will not be in the best interest of the Party and its members".

He said the committee should conduct a national convention on the expiration of the three months to elect new members of National Working Committee, NWC, and National Executive Committee, NEC.

The None-Elective Convention of the party, which narrowly survived being stopped by the court, was said to have been mandated to discuss the possibility of suspending the erring members.

Ahmed Makarfi, while giving a speech at the party's non-elective convention in Abuja on Saturday, appealed to members of his party to pray for President Buhari to remain alive and healthy so that he can witness his removal by the party in 2019 Presidential election.

He said that the party's achievements while in power would rekindle the confidence of the electorate to vote it back in power in the 2019 general elections. Part of The Ekweremadu Committee Report which zoned the Presidency to the North and the National Chairmanship to the South should be adopted.

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Speaking also at the non-elective national convention, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State said Nigerians have tasted the bitterness of the APC in contrast with what the PDP can offer. PDP is the only party that can take Nigeria to greatness.

I must not also forget all the Nigerians who are desirous for the PDP to get its act together and play the role of a strong and vibrant opposition, which is critical for sustainable democracy in the country. I have no reason whatsoever to leave the party. We look forward to more of your hard work and commitment as we all embark on the journey of recapturing the lost glory of our great party, the PDP. That must change. We need leaders, honest leaders, strong leaders who understand that power is held in trust for the people and, therefore, must be administered for their good and advancement. "We cannot afford to make another mistake that could affect the fortunes of the party in the days ahead", he said. It's time, brothers and sisters, to come back home!

"PDP stands for democracy; for the chance for people to determine who leads them". We need to stay the course of our goals with planning, passion, pursuit, partnership and perseverance.

It said the publicity given to the corruption allegations against former minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Madueke, was meant to portray the PDP as party of the corrupt. Who can you say we don't have here?

"If elected in 2019, PDP will fight poverty and ensure that food prices are reduced, " he added, and urged Nigerians to partner the party to restore good life in the country.

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