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Convention: PDP Screens 57 Aspirants



Mr Gabriel Suswam, the Chairman of PDP National Convention Screening Committee, has said that the committee will screen 57 aspirants who bought forms to contest for positions in the party.

Suswam, a former Governor of Benue, made the information known in Port Harcourt on Monday at the commencement of the screening preparatory to the party`s national convention holding on Wednesday.

He said that the exercise was going on satisfactorily.

Meanwhile, sources learnt that the committee has screened aspirants for the post of national chairman, including a former Deputy National Chairman of PDP, Chief Bode George.

The others are a former Minister of Education, Prof. Tunde Adeniran, and a former Chairman of DAAR Communications Plc, Chief Raymond Dokpesi and PDP Lagos governorship candidate in 2015, Jimi Agbaje.

Sources also gathered that the aspirants pledged to accept the outcome of the convention as well as their loyalty to the party toward rebuilding it.

Other members of the Screening Committee are a former Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, former Imo Governor Achike Udenwa, former Adamawa Governor, Boni Haruna, and a former Deputy President of the Senate Ibrahim Mantu.

Others are Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe and a former Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Josephine Anenih as well as Rivers Attorney General, Chief Emmanuel Aguma, who is the Secretary.

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