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6,000 PDP delegates for next month’s convention, group canvasses support for Akume as APC chair

By Azimazi Momoh Jimoh (Abuja) and Isa Abdulsalami Ahovi (Jos)
24 September 2021   |   3:53 am
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has confirmed that over 6,000 delegates will converge in Abuja next month to elect its next national officers.

Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has confirmed that over 6,000 delegates will converge in Abuja next month to elect its next national officers.

Chairman of The Convention Planning Committee, Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State disclosed this at the party’s secretariat in Abuja, yesterday.

Fintiri, after inaugurating 15 sub-convention committees at a ceremony attended by top party functionaries and Governors Nyesom Wike, Duoye Diri and Seyi Makinde of Rivers, Bayelsa and Oyo states respectively.

He said: “We are expecting over 6,000 delegates by our new constitution and we are fully prepared for that. We’re expecting everybody in every ward that is a delegate to attend the convention.”

According to him, the leadership tussle in the party has largely been addressed, adding: “We are moving on. I am the chairman of the convention committee and you can see that we are doing our work. Everybody is happy and participating. I don’t see any crisis in this party.”

The party appointed Governors Wike, Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom) and Darius Ishaku (Taraba) as chairmen of special duties, constitutional amendment and contact and mobilisation sub-committees respectively.

IN the All Progressives Congress (APC), Queen Amina Support Initiative (QASI) has commenced campaign for the Minister of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs, Senator George Akume, as the party’s national chairman.

This was contained in a statement, yesterday, by the Director-General, Segun Nelson, in Jos, Plateau State.

The group expressed confidence in Akume’s candidacy, which it described as easy sell to members of the party. “He is a man of the people, a politician who knows his worth and friendly to everyone across the country,” it stated.
QASI described Akume as the best man for the job, who has all it takes to take the party forward.

“Akume, who started his career as a civil servant, a two-term governor of Benue, a two-term senator and now minister, is the right candidate to lead the APC to its desired position of power,” the group stated, describing Akume as a child of destiny.

It called on all APC card-carrying members across the country to support Akume ahead of the convention, for him to bring more innovative ideas for the benefit of the party and Nigerians.

The Chairman, QASI Board of Trustees (BoT), Chris Waya, had said the support group was willing to go the length and breadth of the country to ensure that Akume emerges APC national chairman.