PDP Shuts Out Atiku From Voting At National Convention

APC afraid of holding national convention – Makarfi

APC afraid of holding national convention – Makarfi

According to Vanguard, he said "Any mistake we make in 2019 not to take PDP back to power will be a total disaster".

"George is one individual who can sit down and he knows the people to be contacted in Sokoto, Maiduguri, Calabar, people who can make the difference in the future of the party", Oyelese said.

"It is not from the very top. We now have the opportunity to right the wrongs of the past by allowing the will of the people to prevail at the convention".

The PDP spokesman didn't reveal the individuals involved in the alleged move to disrupt the convention.

"They are afraid that if the PDP should hold a successful convention, their days in government are numbered".

It said this is because of the provision of the Constitution that deals with new entrants into the party.

Makarfi in a statement by his spokesperson, Mallam Mukhtar Sirajo, yesterday, said "Senator Makarfi was asked what threat the return of Atiku Abubakar to the party portended to the aspirations of others who had either made their intentions known or those, who, like him were rumoured to be nursing such ambition".

On his part, chairman of PDP's BoT, Sen Walid Jibrin, said "As the party joyfully welcomes Atiku back to his home PDP, we are equally waiting to receive more members of the APC, including Sen".

"They should be allowed to test their fame through the primaries that is about to start on the 9th-10th December 2017. I wouldliketoreiterateour position that BOT has not anointed any candidates for now", he added.

The elder statesman was speaking when he received members of the PDP Convention Planning Committee led by their Chairman and Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, at his residence in Minna, the Niger State capital.

"A person, who desires to rejoin the party after leaving it shall apply to his Ward Secretary for re-admission; and unless given a waiver by the National Working Committee, he will be placed on probation for a period of not less than one year".

The party also said that Osun state is equally excluded and would not participate in the national convention while Anambra state was still being considered, following the disagreements among members in the state.