PDP to Hold Non-elective Convention Aug 12

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*Disbands illegal state chapters

Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has approved August 12 as the date for its non-elective convention.

At the end its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting Tuesday in Abuja, the party also resolved to disband all state caretaker executives set up by the former national chairman, Senator Amodu Sheriff, after the May 21 botched national convention.

It also decided to set up two standing committees — the disciplinary committee and reconciliation committee –expected to handle alleged wrongdoings of the former executive led by Senator Sheriff.

Details later …