Northern elders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have lent their voice to calls for the postponement of the party’s national convention originally slated for May 21.
The elders’ group led by a former Minister of Information, Prof. Jerry Gana, which arrived at the decision at a meeting in Abuja late Wednesday night, said the postponement would allow for reconciliation by army of aggrieved members.
Another group led by the immediate past Governor of Niger State, Dr. Babangida Aliyu, had earlier made a similar call, citing flaws in the ongoing congresses across the various states.
The Gana group, however, insisted that the present members of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) should vacate their seats on May 21, when their extended tenure is expected to expire.
The elders decried the entrenched culture of impunity and imposition by the present leadership of the PDP, insisting that the party must shun these vices to enable it achieve stability and the vision of its founding fathers.