The National Executive Council of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has approved Abuja as venue for the party’s elective national convention scheduled for October 30 and October 31.
The Party National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, disclosed this while reading the resolutions of the party’s 92nd NEC meeting held in Abuja.
Ologbondiyan said that the NEC would also meet on Sept. 9, to review nominations and adopt zoning of national offices of the party.
Ologbondiyan said that the party remained united and working assiduously toward removing the All Progressives Congress (APC) by 2023.
He urged members to continue to make personal sacrifices in the overall interest of the party.
Ologbondiyan said that NEC condemned the harassment and intimidation of media outfits as a ploy to stifle freedom of speech.
Earlier in his remarks at the opening of the meeting, the acting National Chairman of PDP, Elder Yemi Akinwonmi, said that the various interventions in the party leadership crisis were yielding desired results.
Akinwonmi appealed to party leaders and members to resist every attempt to sow disunity among them, urging everyone to work together to salvage the country.
In his remarks, the Chairman of PDP Governors Forum, Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, pledged the commitment of the forum members to continue to deliver dividends of democracy to their states and the loyalty to PDP.
Tambuwal, while commending various interventions into the party challenges by leaders and elders, called for unity among members.
He said that while challenges, disputes and disagreements are part of life and politics, what was important was how they were resolved.
Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe, Senate Minority Leader, said it was now clear to everyone that PDP was united and moving forward.
Abaribe urged Nigerians to give PDP their votes in 2023 to return the country to the path of greatness.
He pledged that PDP caucus in the Senate would continue to work in the best interest of the party and the nation.
On his part, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar said Nigeria should no longer be in doubt of the PDP’s sense of patriotism and commitment to get Nigeria moving again.