PDP commences 2022 national convention
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commenced its national convention to elect a presidential candidate for the 2023 general elections.
The convention started at 6:02 p.m. with the national anthem.
Seven hundred and seventy-four national delegates are expected to vote in the convention to elect a candidate from 13 aspirants.
The aspirants are Governors Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, Nyesom Wike of Rivers, Udom Gabriel of Akwa-Ibom, Bala Mohammed of Bauchi, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, former President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation Pius Anyim and former governor of Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose.
Others include former Speaker of Abia, Chikwendu Kalu; former Deputy Speaker of Abia, Cosmos Ndekwe, the only female aspirant, Oliva Tariela; the publisher of Ovation Magazine, Dele Momodu, former president of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Samuel Ohuabunwa.
Former governor of Anambra, Peter Obi and financial expert, Mohammed Hayatudeen-Hayatu-Deen, earlier resigned from the race in the last 24 hours.
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