On the Brink of Disaster, PDP Fails to Elect National Officers

Nigeria’s former ruling party, the Peoples Democratic Party, Wednesday failed to elect its national officers during a convention disrupted by security agents in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Two conflicting judgements from the Federal High Court – one in Port Harcourt, the other in Abuja – threw a spanner in the works of the PDP, which now has two main factions: one led by Ali Modu Sheriff and the other by Ahmed Makarfi who heads a National Caretaker Committee, CTC.

The party, in a bid to avoid chaos, in a voice vote at a different venue in Port Harcourt, extended the tenure of the CTC by one year and increased its membership from seven to 13.

The tussle threatening to demolish the former ruling party will continue at the courts.

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