Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri

PDP appoints Fintiri as National Convention chairman, as Ugwuanyi to head Zoning Committee


Main opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appointed Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri as chairman of its National Convention, to be held in Abuja, this October.

Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri

This was part of the decisions reached, Thursday at the end of the party’s 93rd National Executive Committee (NEC), which held at its national secretariat in Abuja.


National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, who read the communiqué at the end of the meeting said while Fintiri will serve as chairman of the convention, the Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri will be the Deputy Chairman, just as his Oyo State counterpart, Seyi Makinde will be Secretary to the National Convention.

On the Zoning Committee for the Convention, the PDP Publicity Secretary announced that Enugu State Governor will chair the committee for that purpose, with his Benue State counterpart to serve as Deputy Chairman.

“NEC approved Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, the governor of Adamawa State as chairman, 2021 National Convention Organising Committee.

“Senator Douye Diri, the governor of Bayelsa State is the deputy chairman of the committee, while Engr Seyi Makinde, the governor of Oyo State is to serve as secretary.”

“NEC approved Rt Hon Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the governor of Enugu state as Chairman of the zoning committee.

“Dr Samuel Ortom, the governor of Benue State is deputy chairman and Barr. Mahdi Aliyu Mohammed is secretary of the committee”.

He added that NEC charged the committees to work hard to ensure the successful conduct of the national convention.

Ologbondiyan added that NEC received the report of the Senator David Mark-led committee, which is intervening in certain issues relating to the leadership challenges in the party.

“The David Mark committee assured that efforts are on to resolve all court matters”, he added.

The committee was set up to mediate in the legal tussle between Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and the national chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus.

“NEC thanked Nigerians for the confidence they repose in the PDP and for the solidarity and support they have collectively shown our party at this trying time,” Ologbondiyan said.


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