PDP Convention: Reps caucus in closed door with aspirants

OrderPaperToday – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers in the House of Representatives on Wednesday met with aspirants seeking different elective positions in the party’s convention scheduled for Saturday, 9 December, 2017.

Although the meeting held behind closed doors, some of the members who spoke with OrderPaperNg said the visit of the aspirants was normal and an opportunity to market themselves to delegates.

Mr. Kinsley Chinda, representing Obio-Akpor federal constituency in Rivers State said the aspirants’ visit to the National Assembly was part of the consultation and strategy to “sell to us what they are bringing on board.”

According to the Rivers lawmaker, “the aspirants are here to seek our vote, to tell us what they are going to bring on board and for the party; if we are convinced we would vote for them. This is like every other person who is contesting, you show case yourself”.

“Whoever emerges as chairman of PDP would be given support because the party has gone through its ups and downs and has learnt from the mistakes of the past,” he said.

Mr. Ologbondiyan Kola from Kogi state who is aspiring for the position of the National Publicity Secretary said they came to sell themselves to the lawmakers ahead of the convention come Saturday.

“There’s nothing unusual with our visit to the National Assembly, I personally came here to solicit for their support and to assure them that them that I’m capable for the job”, he said.

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Lizzy Chirkpi has a BA in French and is a senior reporter at OrderPaper. She has keen interest in photojournalism and video documentary. She's also a writer and author of a book, "Pourquoi Le Francais." She likes reading, traveling and watching movies.

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