Convention: PDP NWC consults lawyers


The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commenced consultation on the outcome of the Saturday’s Port Harcourt national convention of the party.

Mr Inuwa Bwala, the Special Adviser on Media to the former Chairman of PDP, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff disclosed this in an interaction with newsmen on Sunday in Abuja.

Bwala said that members of the NWC were already meeting in an undisclosed location to look at legal action that could be taken on the decision reached at the convention.

“I can tell you that the Sheriff and other members are still meeting to deliberate on what transpired at the convention.

“They have invited their lawyers to advise them on the next line of action,” Bwala said.

He said that the meeting might continue till Monday.

Bwala said that Sheriff did not receive any court order stopping the convention until Friday, adding that the four court orders received on that day were “parallel and conflicting“.

He said that in order not to violate any of the orders Sheriff called for a meeting of the NWC and other organs who advised that the convention be suspended.

“It was based on this that Sheriff held a press conference and announced that the convention has been suspended.”

Bwala said that Sheriff and some other Board of Trustees members immediately left Port Harcourt after the news conference but was surprised that some of the party officials continued with the convention.

“The National Deputy Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus was the only NWC member at the convention and he claimed to represent the Chairman.

“He did not represent Chairman but his personal interest.

“The Chairman has announced the postponement of the convention and left. There was no way anyone could have represented a person who made such announcement .”


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