The People’s Democratic Party PDP, Convention which took place in PortHacourt, the River state Capital has dissolved the National Working Committee NWC, and reconstituted a seven man committee headed by former Governor of Kaduna state and two term Senator, Mohammad Ahmad Makarfi as its chairman.
The committee has been mandated by the PortHacourt convention to organize a National convention of the party within 90 days, which they will serve as the electoral umpire of the party and with a directive that all the members of the committee will not vie for any elective position within this period of 90 days and equally zoned the presidency to the northern part of the Country.
Speaking shortly after taking oath of Office as the new caretaker Chairman of the Party, Senator Mohammad Ahmad makarfi thanked the entire PDP family gathered in Port Hacourt for the confidence reposed in them and assured the gathering that they will do their best to work within the time frame.
Ahmad Makarfi said the committee is determined to change the fortune of the party and solicited for support and cooperation of the entire PDP faithfuls and assured that he and the entire team will work assiduously to reposition the party by bringing back to the fold, all aggrieved members for the overall success of the party come 2019.
The new Caretaker Chairman of the Party maintained that the collective interest of the party is above an individual interest and beckon on all party members to bring forward useful suggestions that will help them in the task ahead and posited that for the common interest of the party all hands must be on deck for the singular purpose of taking the party to greater heights.
Goodwill messages were received from the Governors Forum, delivered by Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State, Senator Ike Ekweremadu spoke on behalf of all Senators while Senator David Mark spoke on behalf of the North.
They all dwelled on the need to unite and work collectively to salvage the country from the hands ineptitudes.
The speakers all Concur that the country is being led by a Political Party that do not know the problems of the country and lamented that the journey has been a torturous one under leadership of the All Progressive Congress APC, and all vowed to savage the people from this unending difficult moment.
Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku led over 80 delegates from the state to the porthacourt convention.
High point of the event was the changing of the PDP slogan to ”Change the Change.”