September 09, (THEWILL) – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appointed Adamawa state Governor Ahmadu Fintiri its convention committee chairman.
Fintiri is to head the national planning committee charged with organising the October 13 planned exercise to elect the party’s new national leadership.
This was part of the decisions reached on Thursday at the party’s 93rd National Executive Committee (NEC), which held at its national secretariat in Abuja.
Governor Duoye Diri of Bayelsa state is to serve as the deputy chairman of the national convention organising committee, while the Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state is to serve as the secretary.
Also, the Enugu state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, will serve as the chairman of the party’s zoning Committee,with Benue state Governor Samuel Ortom serving as the deputy chairman, and Zamfara state Deputy Governor Mahdi Aliyu Mohammed serving as the secretary.
These were disclosed by the PDP national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, while briefing correspondents on the outcome of the meeting.
He said: “NEC met today to further discuss critical issues concerning the party. NEC commends the efforts of the National Working Committee, the PDP Governors’ Forum, the Board of Trustees (BoT), the National Assembly Caucus and other stakeholders in resolving the challenges confronting the party.
“NEC approved the composition of the National Convention Planning Committee as well as the Zoning Committee to zone National Working Committee offices.
“NEC approved Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, the Governor of Adamawa State as Chairman, 2021 National Convention Organizing Committee.
“Senator Douye Diri, the Governor of Bayelsa State is Deputy Chairman of the committee, while Engr. Seyi Makinde, the Governor of Oyo State is to serve as secretary.
“NEC approved Rt Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the Governor of Enugu State as Chairman of Zoning Committee.
“Dr Samuel Ortom, the Governor of Benue State is Deputy Chairman and Barr. Mahdi Aliyu Mohammed is the secretary of the committee.
“NEC charged the committees to work hard to ensure the successful conduct of the National Convention.
“NEC received the report of the Senator David Mark committee, which is intervening in certain issues relating to the leadership challenges in our party.
“The David Mark committee assured that efforts are on to resolve all court matters.
“NEC thanks Nigerians for the confidence they repose in the PDP and for the solidarity and support they have collectively shown our party at this trying time.”