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PDP Dissolves Wike-led Convention Committee As Demanded By Sheriff

In a desperate bid for peace to reign among its members, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has conceded to some of the demands made by its factional National Chairman, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff.
The Board of Trustees (BoT) who had a meeting in Abuja on Monday dissolved the national convention committee under the leadership of the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, and disclosed that the next national convention of the party would now hold in Abuja,
It was gathered that both conditions are part of the peace accord reached with the Ali Modu Sheriff faction in the quest to end the crisis ravaging the PDP.
Below is an official communique from the meeting which was exclusively obtained by SaharaReporters:
August 29, 2016
The meeting of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) just ended at the Musa Ya’Adua Center, Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The meeting was presided over by the Chairman of the BoT,  Senator Walid Jubril with other members of Board of Trustees (BoT) in attendance which includes: the National Chairman, H.E. Senator Ahmed Makarfi, CON, former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ibrahim Mantu, former National Chairmen, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo and Prince Vincent Ogbulafor, OFR amongst others.
The meeting arrived at the following resolutions:
1.Passed a solid  Vote of Confidence on the National Caretaker Committee led by H. E. Sen. Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi, CON and urged the Committee to continue its  good work of repositioning the Party;
2.That the forthcoming National Convention of the PDP be held in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT);
3.That to ensure a credible,  transparent, free and fair National Convention, the BoT resolved that a new National Convention Planning Committee be constituted by the National Caretaker Committee and approve by the National Executive Committee (NEC);
4.That the BoT will facilitate the raising of adequate funds for the Party;
5.The BoT mandated its Reconciliation Committee to continue with all good efforts of reconciling all aggrieved Party members;
6.The Meeting urged all PDP Governors to continue pursuing positive programmes of good governance so as to clearly project the people oriented manifesto of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP);
7.Finally, BoT advised the National Caretaker Committee to as soon as possible convene the Meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) in order to approve proposals on the way forward for Party.
Senator Walid Jubril
Chairman, BoT.

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