The national convention planning committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Sunday, held its inaugural meeting, ahead of the convention, taking place in Port Harcourt, on August 17.
Addressing the meeting, which took place at the Rivers State Government House, Governor Nyesom Wike, urged members of the committee to work towards ensuring the success of the convention.
He also appealed to them so that the forthcoming national convention superseded the early one held on May 21 and admonished them to continue to make sacrifices for the rebuilding of the party ahead of the next general election.
The governor announced that sub-committees with the responsibility of handling specific assignments during the convention would be set up, adding, “We have a responsibility to organise a successful national convention to ensure that the party moves forward. I implore every member to make sacrifices.”
The national convention planning nommittee was inaugurated by the chairman of the PDP national caretaker c ommittee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi.