The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Convention Committee and
Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, expressed optimism that the party will be more united, following its upcoming convention on December 9.
He said as a result, the PDP will be a much stronger force to contend with in the 2019 presidential election.
Governor Okowa made this known on Channels Television’s Politics Today while addressing
issues that have so far been raised as the convention date draws near.
He said: “Our party is building much stronger and this convention definitely is going to lift us up into the future, I believe so because this convention is purely conciliatory and unifying
and we believe that the resource will lead us strongly into the future.”
Reacting to reports that the Chairman of the electoral panel, Gabriel Suswam, who is also the former governor of Benue state, had declared support for a candidate, he said: “I’m not aware that he has declared support for any particular candidate but even if he has any
sentiments for anyone, he will not be in a position at all, on the convention day to do anything that is unjust. We are going to adopt the open secret ballot system of voting.
“We have also put in place a credible team to ensure reconciliation of party members who may feel aggrieved going forward after the convention,” he added.