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PDP postpones convention, extends Makarfi tenure by 12 months.

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has rescheduled its national convention, and has extended the tenure of the Ahmed Makarfi caretaker committee by one year.

The extension also means the party will hold its next convention after one year. The party says it will resolve lingering lawsuits within this period.

The announcement was made Wednesday at the party’s secretariat in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, by the convention planning committee chairman, Nyesom Wike.

The decision followed the inability of the party to hold its repeat national convention in the Rivers State capital after a Federal High Court on Abuja stopped the convention.

Police and soldiers on Wednesday sealed the Sharks Stadium venue of the planned convention.

The National Executive Committee, NEC, later met at the Government House and decided to postpone the convention, which would have seen the election of new set of leaders for the party.

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