The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said it opted for Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, ahead of other places for its National Convention because it meets all the requirements needed to host over 4,000 delegates.
To arrive at its decision, the party said it set up a committee headed by Ambassador Ibrahim Kazaure to locate a good venue for the convention, adding that this became necessary since the “APC had fixed its own primary and convention for same date at Eagle Square.”
The explanation is on the heels of protests by some of the party’s presidential aspirants, who claimed the Port Harcourt venue was skewed to confer undue advantage to a particular aspirant. The party’s Board of Trustees (BoT) had on Thursday resolved to change the venue of the October 5 and 6 presidential primaries to Abuja in response to the protests.
New Telegraph, September 23, 2018
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