Happening Now: PDP elects new leaders at 2017 convention


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will today (Saturday) elect new leaders at its national convention at the Eagle Square, Abuja.

Delegates and other party faithful from across the country have been arriving at the nation’s capital for the big event since last week.

About 3,000 delegates (elected and statutory) are expected to vote to fill the positions of the national chairman and several other national offices.

An official list of all the candidates and their targeted offices is expected to be released later today.

The party, currently run by the National caretaker committee chaired by Sen. Ahmed Makarfi is expected to elect national officials that will serve for a four-year term.

Those contesting for the chairmanship of the party include; Taoheed Adedoja, Tunde Adeniran, Raymond Dokpesi, Jimi Agbaje, Gbenga Daniel, Olabode George, Uche Secondus, Rasheed Ladoja and Segun Aderemi.

A strong contender and former national vice chairman, Bode George stepped down on Friday evening criticised the monetisation of the whole process especially according to him (George) by Rivers Governor, Nyesome Wike who is said to be gunning for Uche Secondus.

Others contenders like Jimi Agbaje and Raymond Dokpesi have also reportedly stepped down but the later vehemently denied insisting that he was still very much in the race and will not step down for any candidate.

Details later…