The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appointed and inaugurated Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State as the Chairman of its special National Convention Planning Committee.
Deputy National Chairman of the PDP, Elder Yomi Akinwunmi inaugurated the Committee on behalf of the Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus at the national secretariat of the party in Abuja on Monday.
Akinwunmi had said while inaugurating the Committee that Okowa was chosen to be the Chairman of the Convention Planning Committee because he conducted the party’s Convention held in Eagle Square last year.
According to Governor Okowa, “I thank the National Working Committee and members of our party for finding us worthy to serve in this Committee; all of us believe that the party should remain united and focused; what is needed is a free and fair primaries to be conducted for all our aspirants, no matter where the venue is, we will do what is right and no one will have reason to complain; we believe we are capable of doing the work.”
“We do know as a party, that we are in critical situation as a nation, this is about the most important assignment of our party this year as the special convention will see to the emergence of candidate who will be our next President; we are grateful to God that we have credible party men who are contesting for the position,” he said.
Governor Okowa continued, “when the process is credible and the election is free and fair, we will have buy-in of all the aspirants who will lead us into the campaign.” “We will put in all our best, all that is in us, trusting God, we will come out with a candidate in a free and fair manner that no one will complain,” he emphasised.