PDP NATIONAL CONVENTION: Okowa Assures of Transparent, Peaceful Process
… As Markafi Inaugurates Planning Committee
CHAIRMAN, main committee of December 9, 2017 national convention of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has said officers of the party will emerge through a transparent, peaceful and blameless process.
Senator Okowa who is the Governor of Delta State, commended the Chairman, Caretaker Committee of the PDP, Alhaji Ahmed Makarfi, members of the Committee and members of the Board of Trustees of the party for finding him, members of his committee, chairmen and members of sub-committees for the convention fit to serve the party and Nigerians in that capacity.
“I am confident that we are going to carry out our assignment in such a manner that our people will be happy, we will ensure that the election process is transparent, a convention that is peaceful, reconciliatory and blameless,” Governor Okowa said.
Alhaji Markafi had in his speech, said the party has been positioned to emerge victorious in the 2019 general elections.
He observed that in recent times, the party has been having haul of decampees of prominent personalities from the opposition political parties, noting that the Chairman and members of the convention planning committee were carefully chosen based on their antecedents in delivering results and their commitment to the ideals of the party.
Chairman of the BOT of the party, Senator Walid Jubril in his speech, stated that due process was followed for a hitch-free convention to hold, assuring that the BOT will work with the convention planning committee for the best to be achieved for the party.
Some members of the main committee which has the Governor of Taraba State, Darius Ishiaku as Deputy Chairman includes former Senate president, Dr Iyorchia Ayu; former minister, Dr Kema Chiwe; and former senators, Odion Ugbesia and Duro Faseyi while other committees inaugurated include, accreditation, constitutional amendments; contact and mobilization; electoral, entertainment and welfare; medical committee, publicity committee; screening committee; security committee; transport, venue and protocol; and secretariat committees.