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Many high-profile PDP defectors to return within 3 weeks – Okowa

Many high-profile PDP defectors to return within 3 weeks - Okowa

The newly minted chairman of the PDP Convention Committee and Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has revealed that the PDP would be welcoming some of its high-profile defectors back to the party in the coming days.

Okowa stated this Thursday while inspecting the Eagles Square, Abuja, venue of the party’s national convention slated for Saturday.

Okowa said, “This is a new PDP and with the excitement we saw after the supreme court victory, we did see amongst Nigerians and not only PDP followers, I believe that a lot of people who thought that the party was going to implode by itself will realise that we are back alive and ready to offer what it takes to better the lives of Nigerians.

“Many of our high profile members that left earlier due to one form of disagreement or the other will return back to their party within the next three weeks because the National Caretaker Committee has constituted a Reconciliation Committee as well as a Contact and Mobilization Committee to reach out to them.

“From the way things are going presently in this country, I believe Nigerians will realise that PDP is the only alternative that can bring Nigeria out of her present economic challenges.”

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On preparation for the forthcoming non-elective convention, he stated that all necessary arrangements had been put in place to ensure that it was successful.
He said, “We just came to see what is on ground. I believe that our people will be safe because we have everything under control. We are not expecting any hitches at all.

“We are doing very well as a party and as a committee. In this kind of planning, you will have some challenges here and there but there are solutions being proffered for everyone. We are confident that we are on the right track and it shall be well on Saturday”.

Meanwhile the PDP caretaker committee chairman, Ahmed Makarfi, while responding to the crisis in the South West zone of the party, assured members of the party that the disagreements have been resolved.

He said: “In politics there are always issues but what is important is that we sit down and resolve the issues in a civil manner.”

 

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