Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, on Thursday in Abuja, announced the names of members of 15 sub-committees for the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scheduled for October 30, 2021 in Abuja.
The sub-committees were inaugurated by the chairman of the National Convention Organizing Committee and governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri.
Diri, who is the deputy chairman of the convention committee listed the sub-committees to include; Constitutional Amendment Committee, chaired by Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa-lbom; Zoning Committee chaired by Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State; Screening Committee, chaired by Mohammed Adoke, a former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice.
Others are Screening Appeal Committee, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu; Special Duties Committee, Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers; Accreditation Committee, Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta; Security Committee, a former Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase.
Diri added that the Electoral (statutory) Committee has Gov. Fintiri as the chairman; Publicity Committee chaired by Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo State and Venue Committee, chaired by Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State.
It also include; Welfare and Entertainment Committee with Mariya Waziri as chairperson; Transportation Committee, Ibrahim Dankwambo as Chairman; and Contact and Mobilization Committee with Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba as Chairman.
The rest are, Protocol Committee with Sen. Biodun Olujimi as chairperson; Medical Committee, Nuhu Zagbayi; and Secretariat Committee, Umaru Ibrahim Tsauri.
Inaugurating the sub-committees, Fintiri expressed belief that the October convention would be successful and lead PDP to victory in 2023.
Fintiri said that the leaders and members of the sub-committees were carefully selected to organize a credible convention for the party and urged them to make the necessary sacrifices to deliver the best convention to the party.
Fintiri, fielding questions from newsmen after the inauguration, said that by PDP’s new constitution, over 6,000 delegates were expected at the convention.