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A two-day National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, will start today (Saturday) and end on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Senator kwankwaso has alleged that there is plan to force him to step down or gang against him by other sapirants.
There are 13 aspirants fighting for the major ticket of the party in the primaries that will be held in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
The people’s democratic Party PDP has agreed to go through indirect primaries to pick their Presidential candidate.
Among the aspirants hoping to grasp the party’s single ticket are former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar; Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki; the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal; former Governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso; A two-time Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, and a former Minister of Education and two-time Governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau.
Others are two-time Governor of Kaduna State, Senator Ahmed Makarfi: Attahiru Bafarawa, a former governor of Sokoto state; the Governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim Dankwambo; a former Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki; A former member of the House of Representatives, Datti Baba-Ahmed; the immediate past President of the Senate, David Mark; and a former Governor of Plateau State, Jonah David Jang.
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Former President of Nigeria Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has just recived some PDP delegates at the Convention Venue.
All the aspirants are presently in a essential closed door meeting ahead of the presidential Primary
Delegates from Imo and Anambra States amassed and speak to Senate President Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki on the venue of the conference.
After meeting with the delegates, Publisher of Ovation Magazine, Dele Momodu, also qouted Saraki’s media group as saying that “Saraki, Obi In Crucial Meeting Ahead of Today’s Convention: Dr. Saraki and previous Governor of Anambra State, Dr Peter Obi, met this morning in Port Harcourt”
Delegates from Imo and Anambra States collected and communicate to Senate President Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki on the venue of the convention.
After assembly with the delegates, Publisher of Ovation Magazine, Dele Momodu, also qouted Saraki’s media team as saying that “Saraki, Obi In Crucial Meeting Ahead of Today’s Convention: Dr. Saraki and previous Governor of Anambra State, Dr Peter Obi, met this morning in Port Harcourt”
Delegates, meals companies, traders in diverse consumables, stickers and caps have set up canopies across the Adokiye Amasiemaka Stadium, venue of the 2018 National Convention of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondents on the venue report that some of the delegates have additionally been sound asleep in vehicles parked within the open areas around the stadium considering that Oct. Five.
Similarly, posters of the thirteen aspirants jostling for the party’s Presidential ticket on the Convention conspicuously decorated streets main to the stadium.
The aspirants are: Alhaji Atiku Abubakar; Sen. Bukola Saraki; Ibrahim Dankwambo;Rabiu Kwankwaso; Aminu Tambuwal; Ahmed Makarfi; and Jonah Jang.
Others are: Sen. David Mark; Sule Lamido; Atahiru Bafarawa; Tanimu Turaki; Datti Baba-Ahmed; and Stanley Osifo.
The presence of Nigeria Police employees and sister security companies had been additionally noticeable at the stadium gates and across the stadium to preserve regulation and order.
Praise singers with diverse musical devices professing the virtues of their candidates additionally thronged the venue.
Accreditation of delegates had not started on the time of submitting this report.
A delegate, Alhaji Kure Aminu, told NAN at the Sokoto State pavilion that delegates from the kingdom had been prepared for the convention, saying that Tambuwal, who is also from Sokoto State, would win.
Delegates from Abia, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo one at a time advised NAN that they were balloting for aspirants they believed could win the 2019 presidential election at the platform of the PDP.
Garba Iliyasu, a delegate from Bauchi State, additionally expressed self assurance that PDP could win within the 2019 elections.