PDP convention: Anambra stakeholders begin talks on consensus candidates

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Posted on Nov 24 2017 - 4:00pm by admin

Some Anambra chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party( PDP), have begun moves to agree on how to address and reconcile all the aggrieved factions in the State chapter of the party ahead of its national convention.

At a meeting convened by the Governorship candidate of the party in the just concluded election, Mr. Oseloka Obaze, which was held at the party secretariat, Awka, the Anambra State Capital, party chieftains agreed to hold several other meetings with their supporters to present a common front at the convention, slated for December 9.

Apart from Obaze, those present at the meeting included a former Minister of Women Affairs, Chief Josephine Anenith, who is the secretary of the Caretaker committee in the State; a former Governorship Aspirant of the Party, Dr. Alex Obiogbolo, Elders of the party in the State, Local Government chapter Chairmen, Women leaders and supporters.

Obaze said he called the meeting “to share Ideologist with them, find a common ground and go to the convention as an indivisible and united family”.

The former candidate, who used the occasion to thank all the party members who may have supported him one way or the other, said it would be wrong for the Anambra State chapter to “go to the convention like people without cohesion”.

He added there would be at subsequent meetings in all the wards across the State which would involve other key stakeholders of the party to decide on a candidate among the aspirants vying for different position at the convention and other pressing issues affecting the State chapter.

Information has it that from the PDP Zoning arrangement, the national chairmanship position had been zoned to the South-West and there has been a silent battle among a number of the party chieftains in the region over who should emerge.

Among those who have declared their interest include former PDP Deputy Vice Chairman (South West), Chief Bode George; a former National Chairman of the party, Hon. Prince Uche Secondus (South-South), a former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel; and a former Minister of Education, Prof. Tunde Adeniran.

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