After two successive National Conventions aborted by the court, the Board of Trustees, BoT, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has bowed to the whims and caprices of the embattled Factional Chairman, Ali Modu-Sheriff.
The party directed the party’s National Caretaker Committee, to work towards holding the next Convention in Abuja.
It would be recalled that the two aborted Conventions were held in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, under the total control of Governor Nyesom Wike.
Also, the BoT called for the constitution of a new Convention Planning Committee, so as “to ensure a credible, transparent, free and fair convention”.
All these were part of the terms and conditions offered by Sheriff, for peace to return to the PDP.
The decisions were reached at a four-hour meeting of the board, held on Monday, August 29, in Abuja.
BoT Chairman, Senator Walid Jibrin, who read the seven-paragraph communiqué issued at the end of the meeting, further directed the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee to immediately convene a National Executive Committee, NEC, of the party, to approve proposals that would move the party forward.
Makarfi, inaugurated the PDP NEC on August 17, in Port Harcourt, for the first time after the Committee and other organs of the party were dissolved by the National Convention on May 21, 2016.
However, the BoT did not mention the leadership crisis in the party, which has led to its factionalisation, but said it “has resolved to pass a vote of solid confidence in the National Caretaker Committee, and hereby urges the Committee to continue the good work of properly planning for the next National Convention”.