The leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has assured party members that its national convention to elect the party’s presidential candidate for the 2019 election will be transparent and successful.
The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, gave the assurance while addressing journalists on the party’s preparation for the convention scheduled for Saturday in Port Harcourt. Mr Ologbondiyan said the party has put in place strategies to carry all the aspirants along in the processes of the convention.
He added that PDP will also publish names of all the delegates and make same available to all Presidential aspirants before the convention. Mr Ologbondiyan said the openness of the process was also to show that the party leadership has no interest on any of the aspirants but to allow the people to elect a winning candidate.
Responding to a question on whether the aspirants were forced into accepting Port Harcourt as venue of the convention , Mr Ologbondiyan said members of the National Executive Committee, NEC, as well as all presidential aspirants unanimously settled for Rivers State.
He also expressed optimism that there would not be any post-convention crisis, but in case it arose, the party has its internal conflict resolution mechanisms to deal with such.