A chieftain in the Ahmed Makarfi led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said the party’s convention slated for August 17, 2016 in Rivers state must hold.
Also, a chieftain of the PDP, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, said the party is sure that the convention will hold.
Ihedioha also slammed the embattled Chairman of the PDP, Ali Modu Sheriff, calling him an interloper.
The PDP chieftain said “We will be focused and confident that the national convention of the PDP will hold. We cannot be distracted by agents that are against the ideals of our party.
“Sheriff is an interloper. No one has the authority to say that he has cancelled or suspended the convention. Decisions were taken at a national convention that was held in Port Harcourt. The party constitution is supreme.”
Ali Modu Sheriff faulted the Reconciliation Committee constituted by the party’s Board of Trustees, saying some of them caused the crisis that divided the party.