Makarfi at PDP’s 75th NEC meeting, says ‘there were five attempts to stop convention’

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Five attempts were made to stop Saturday’s non-elective National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) “but God thwarted plans of our enemies”.
Chairman of National Caretaker Committee of the party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, who disclosed this at the opening ceremony of the 75th PDP National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting at the National Secretariat in Abuja, on Friday, said the party was able to overcome the threat to its existence “because of our faith in God”.
He said that the purpose of the meeting was to enable NEC members to review all the happening across the country.
“At least, there were four or five attempts to this convention through the court but as God will have it, we overcame all those attempts. So, the convention will hold tomorrow.
“Some people never give up. We must not think that we are out of the woods. People will continue with legal minds in our paths.
“We are going to overcome that with our resilience and to do the needful,” Makarfi said.
The Governor of Ekiti and Chairman of PDP Governors’ Forum, Mr Ayodele Fayose, also speaking at the meeting, pledged the forum’s commitment and submission to PDP decisions.
He urged all NEC members to embrace the spirit of new beginning for the party to make the convention a success.
The Chairman, PDP Board of Trustees (BOT), Sen. Wali Jubrin, gave the assurance that the board would not allow the party to die.
Jubrin congratulated the party on its victory through the Supreme Court judgement delivered on July 12.

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