PDP to receive top defectors in three weeks, says Okowa
Ahead of tomorrow’s Special Non-Elective National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the chairman of the planning committee and Delta State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, says the party was set to welcome high receptive to defectors.
The governor, who spoke yesterday during the inspection of the Eagles Square venue of the event in Abuja, assured that everything needed for its success had been perfected.
He said: “We just came to see what is on ground. I believe that our people will be safe because we have everything under control. We are not expecting any hitches at all.
“We are doing very well as a party and as a committee, in this kind of planning, you will have some challenges here and there but there are solutions being proffered and we are confident that it shall be well on Saturday (tomorrow).”
He assured the faithful that eminent Nigerians were on the way to join the party in the next three weeks.He continued: “This is a new PDP and with the excitement we saw after the Supreme Court victory, it is clear that prominent Nigerians are surprised that the party did not explode due to its long leadership, and as such, ready to join forces to better the lives of Nigerians.
“Many of our members that left earlier due to one form of disagreement or the other will return because the National Caretaker Committee has constituted reconciliation and contact as well as mobilisation committees to reach out to the defectors.“From the way things are going presently in this country, I believe Nigerians will realise that the PDP is the only alternative that could salvage the country,” Okowa added.