Pictures From The PDP National Convention In Port Harcourt

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s National Convention commenced today, Saturday, October 6 and is expected to end tomorrow, Sunday, October 7. The party’s bigwigs and delegates are in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital for the convention where the presidential primary to elect the presidential candidate that will be running against President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 would happen.

The party said it has set up methods to guarantee that the presidential primary is straightforward. As per the PDP national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbindiyan, the National Working Committee (NWC) has widened the involvement of the presidential aspirants by giving them a chance to name two individuals each into the accreditation and electoral advisory groups separately, unlike in the past when contestants were confined to nominating agents to speak for them in the midst of delegates’ re-elections.

He said: “Each of the presidential aspirant will nominate two people into the accreditation committee and another two into electoral committee. This is to ensure that none of the aspirants is left in the dark as to what the party is doing concerning the convention. The PDP will publish names of all the delegates and make same available to our presidential aspirants before the convention.

Ologbondiyan included that the party was anticipating the rise of a candidate with the ability to rapidly patch up the economy upon election, with a view to conveying to a conclusion to “the disastrous stewardship of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress, APC, administration.”

Senator Nyesom Wike, on his Twitter page, invited party members to Rivers state where the convention is holding. At present, the PDP has around 13 presidential applicants who need to rise as the flagbearer of the real resistance party in the 2019 presidential race. The hopefuls are: Alhaji Atiku Abubakar; Senator Bukola Saraki; Ibrahim Dankwambo; Rabiu Kwankwaso; Aminu Tambuwal; Ahmed Makarfi; Jonah Jang; Senator David Mark; Sule Lamido; Atahiru Bafarawa; Tanimu Turaki; Datti Baba-Ahmed; and Stanley Osifo.

Here are photos from the PDP National Convention:

Live Updates of PDP National Convention holding in Port Harcourt. Source: Nairaland

Live Updates of PDP National Convention holding in Port Harcourt. Source: Nairaland