Chief Ojo Maduekwe, the newly elected Secretary of PDP BOT while briefing newsmen on the resolutions of the committee’s meeting in Abuja, expressed the committee’s support for the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) to hold the May 21 national convention of the party despite all reservations.
Maduekwe said that the decision was made at the BOT’s meeting in Abuja yesterday with a view to make PDP stronger.
He stressed that, “In spite of the well-articulated reservations by well-respected and articulate elders and members that the convention should not go ahead, the BOT has decided to support the NWC that our national convention should hold on May 21”.
Also, “Secondly, that all the grievances that have been well articulated by well-meaning elders and interest groups would be clearly look into in the process of party reconciliation to see how we can carry everybody along”.
Maduekwe said that the grievances to be looked into would be those that were aimed to make the party stronger and not to pull it down.
He added that the party would look into states that encountered problems in their congresses and make amendment.
Maduekwe said that the committee also resolved to urge the National Executive Committee to make a resolution at the convention that the party’s 2019 presidential candidate should come from the north.
“Part of our resolution is also that the review of the party constitution should be suspended,” he added.
Maduekwe said that the party’s mid-term convention had also been scheduled for 2018.
“When that happens the position of chairmanship will automatically shift to the south in accordance with PDP constitution.”