NEW NATIONAL leadership
of the People Democratic Party,
PDP, will emerge on December
9, following the approval of the
convention date by the party’s
National Executive Committee.
The decision of the 76th NEC
meeting was made known
to journalists by the National
Caretaker Committee Publicity
Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye,
at the end of the meeting held
at the PDP national secretariat,
Abuja.
He said that the proposed
budget for the convention that
would hold at the Eagles Square
was also submitted for NEC
consideration.
Adeyeye added that the NEC
also granted waivers to new
members in Anambra and Oyo
States who recently decamped
from other political parties to the
PDP.
“As you know in Oyo state, so
many people are joining PDP from
other parties and we want to give
them a level playing ground just
like other members who have
been in the party.
“The effectiveness of that is that
as we are conducting congresses
of the party from wards to local
government level, new members
can participate.”
Asked if the PDP candidates for
Anambra governorship election,
Mr Obaze Oseloka, was among
those granted waiver by the NEC,
Adeyeye said that Oseloka had
been granted waiver before the
party’s primary election.
“What we did today was for the
NEC to ratify the decisions of the
national caretaker committee.”
He added that the NEC
also approved party election
guidelines for 2017 Congresses
and national convention.
Adeyeye said that the proposed
amendment to the party’s
constitution was presented for
consideration to avoid a repeat of
what happened in 2013.
“Some of these proposed
amendments were accepted, some
rejected while others are still been
considered.”
He added that the final decision
on the party’s constitutional
amendment would be taken at the
forthcoming national convention.

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