Five attempts to stop PDP convention failed - Makarfi

Fair-weather friends leave PDP for APC — Mark

Makarfi made the promise at the PDP non-elective national convention that held today in Abuja.

Rising from the 75th National Executive Committee (NEC) Meeting held on Friday at the National Secretariat of the Party, PDP resolved that it would, on Saturday, look into some issues affecting the party especially in some states.

"Corruption is not a Nigerian invention but we must distinguish between fighting corruption and fighting political opponents", he said.

Governor Akpabio assured of the PDP's support to policies of the present administration, which were aimed at taking the country out of recession but, however, said that the party would not support any policy that would plunge the country into depression.

According to him, in 2012, PDP ensured that prices of food remained stable in spite of flood which affected 50 per cent of farmlands along the flood plains of river Niger and Benue.

"Out of that one chance, we will give you plenty chances". Obviously, we have set the tone and sent a clear message that our party, PDP is back, strengthened, reformed and refocused to win all elections in partnership with Nigerians. I don't need to talk about whether we have come back. We are rebounding back. It is hard to intimidate us. As leaders we must read the times and take responsibility. "So nobody should intimidate us". To build a solid team, we must be warm and inviting; the love for impunity and exclusion must cease.

"Nigeria is the largest black nation in the world, and a country with the population of over 170 million people can not afford to disintegrate". Which party hates corruption? I don't know about you but as for me, I am in Aso Rock already.

Indeed. And the electorate can see through all the politicking and selfish interests in both the exits and the speeches of acceptance in new parties and what have you.

Okowa assured the party that high profile Nigerians will join the party within the next three weeks, stressing: "This is a new PDP and with the excitement we saw after the supreme court victory amongst Nigerians and not only PDP followers, I believe that a lot of people who thought that the party was going to implode by itself will realise that we are back alive and ready to offer what it takes to better the lives of Nigerians".

"As a party we will continue to work hard not to lose anybody, but will work much harder to bring in more members to the party", he said.

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