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Tuesday, 7 March 2017

PDP to hold convention June 30, says Dickson Committee (Read full details)

Seriake Dickson

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may hold its national convention on June 30, 2017 as recommended by the reconciliation committee headed by Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, which submitted its report in Abuja yesterday.

But National Chairman of the party, Ali Modu Sheriff, said the recommendations would be subjected to amendments by the leadership of the party before a final decision would be reached.

Among other recommendations is that the Convention Planning Committee should consist of seven state governors; seven senators including the deputy senate president; 12 members of the House of Representatives and six members of the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT).

The Dickson panel recommended that party leaders who would be part of the national convention planning committee include six National Vice Chairmen for each zone; three state Chairmen for each zone; six serving speakers of the state Houses of Assembly; six former governors and former presiding officers of the National Assembly who are still members of the party.

Others are six prominent women leaders; six youth leaders; six former ministers of and 12 other persons to be nominated by the National Chairman in consultation with stakeholders.

Responding to the recommendations, Sheriff said: “As we have received the recommendations, we will study it and make some amendments. And whatever amendments we make will be made known to Nigerians.”

Vía Uzomedia

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