Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has said no presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has stepped aside ahead of the national convention.
The PDP would hold its convention on Saturday with Okowa as the chairman of the planning committee.
Speaking on Friday ahead of the event at the Adokiye Amasiemeka Stadium, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Okowa assured that the exercise would be free and fair.
“You can see that everything is right on course; the stadium is beautifully decorated and we are set for tomorrow (Saturday, 06/10/18),” Okowa added.
“Accreditation of Delegates is a very sensitive issue, so, we are starting the accreditation process tomorrow at 7 am.”
On withdrawal of aspirants, he noted that “There is a process for aspirants to withdraw from the race, none of them has stepped down, we have 12 aspirants for now.
“We are expecting a very good convention, we are working very hard to deliver a process that is credible, free, fair and acceptable.
“As you can see, I and my colleagues in the committee have been round the venue, ensuring that all that is needed for us to have a smooth sail is put in place; we have also made the stadium our secretariat that is why we held in one of the Executive Lounge here at the stadium to deliberate on sundry issues that have to do with the entire convention.”