President of the Senate and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential aspirant, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki exchanging pleasantries with Governors Ayodele Fayose and Nyesom Wike. With them is Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso and Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal during the PDP’s National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in Abuja yesterday
After much haggling and verbal threat that almost generated bad blood among the big wigs of the party, the National Executive Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party finally resolved to hold its National Convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State during an expanded meeting held at the party’s headquarter in Abuja on Friday.
Initial opposition was instigated by those who felt that Governor Nyesom Wike would influence the outcome, while the governor responded by stating that the move was against the goodwill of the people of Niger Delta.
At the meeting, the party drew the pros and cons of holding the convention in Abuja and decided against it, drawing from the experience of one of its aspirant, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso who was denied the use of the Eagle Square at the last minute during the declaration of his intention for the plum job in Abuja recently.