Press Release at the end of the Expanded PDP National Caucus Meeting on July 14 2016
The Expanded National Caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) just ended at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Center, Abuja with several leaders and other stakeholders of the Party in attendance.
The Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee, H. E. Senator Ahmed Makarfi, CON, presided over the Meeting with the Secretary, Senator Ben Obi, CON and other members of the Committee present. Also in attendance is the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, CFR and other leaders of the National Assembly. It also had the Executive Governors of Ondo, Gombe, Taraba, Rivers and Ekiti states while other states were represented by their deputies. Other invited stakeholders
include: former governors, former ministers, former national officers, etc.
The Meeting deliberated on several issues affecting the Party and arrived at the following decisions:
(i) The National Convention of the Party will hold on Wednesday, the 17th of August 2016 still in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
(ii) A new zoning arrangement is to take into consideration, the decision of the last Convention which zoned the Presidency to the North and by implication, the position of National Chairman is to be zoned to the South, and the Committee is to report back within a week.
(iii) A Reconciliation Committee was constituted headed by the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu to reconcile only members of the PDP in the South West ahead of the National Convention.
Finally, Senator Kashamu Buruji representing Ijebu Labo Constituency of Ogun State in the 8th National Assembly was also in the Meeting; and he declared his unalloyed loyalty and support to the PDP National Caretaker Committee. His declaration foretells the successful outcome of the reconciliation currently going on in the Party.
The Meeting came to an end with all Caucus members pledging to work with the National Caretaker Committee towards a successful forthcoming National Convention.
Adm. Chinwe I. Nnorom
Head, Publicity Division
For: The Chief Spokesman