Nigeria (Blank NEWS Online) – 
After several botched party conventions and in a bid to manage the internal leadership crisis that has bedevilled Nigeria’s only opposition party, the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has resolved to hold its national convention in Abuja.

The party has been enmeshed in series of internal squabbles, especially the leadership issues between Ali Modu Sheriff and Ahmed Makarfi and the attendant litigations, laced with claims and counter-claims which has caused a lot of disenchantment among the party members.

The BOT however, passed a vote of confidence on the Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee, even as it approved the dissolution of the National Convention Planning Committee and the constitution of new one.

The meeting presided over by the BoT Chairman, Senator Walid Jibrin with other members of Board, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ibrahim Mantu, former National Chairmen, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo and Prince Vincent Ogbulafor, OFR amongst others in attendance.

The meeting arrived at the following resolutions:

>Passed a solid Vote of Confidence on the National Caretaker Committee led by H. E. Sen. Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi, CON and urged the Committee to continue its good work of repositioning the Party;

>That the forthcoming National Convention of the PDP be held in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT);

>That to ensure a credible, transparent, free and fair National Convention, the BoT resolved that a new National Convention Planning Committee be constituted by the National Caretaker Committee and approve by the National Executive Committee (NEC);

>That the BoT will facilitate the raising of adequate funds for the Party;

>The BoT mandated its Reconciliation Committee to continue with all good efforts of reconciling all aggrieved Party members;

>The Meeting urged all PDP Governors to continue pursuing positive programmes of good governance so as to clearly project the people oriented manifesto of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP);

>Finally, BoT advised the National Caretaker Committee to as soon as possible convene the Meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) in order to approve proposals on the way forward for Party.

Members of the PDP BoT at the meeting
Members of the PDP BoT at the meeting

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