- The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is scheduled to hold a non-elective convention today, Saturday, August 12
- Party chieftains are already trickling into Eagles Square, venue of the convention
- NAIJ.com is on ground at the venue to provide live updates
The non-elective convention of the Peoples Democratic Party has begun at the Eagle Square in Abuja.
NAIJ.com spotted the chairman of the convention committee and Delta state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa arrive the venue on time to ensure that everything is in order.
Eagles Square all set to receive PDP delegates from all over the nation
Okowa arrived Eagles Square alongside side his entourage in a sporty attire.
While the event is yet to fully commence, party members are seen displaying banners of their choice candidates for either the convention or the 2019 general elections.
Some of those banners include: one reading, “Vote Sule Lamido for President 2019; Vote Paul Orhi for governor Benue state 2019; among many others.
Supporters of the party displaying various banners at the venue
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12: 47pm: Former Vice President Namadi Sambo arrives
12: 37pm: Packed food and drinks are being shared to party members.The packed meals are being brought in by various women, while the drinks are being offloaded from a Coca-Cola vehicle packed inside Eagle Square.
12:30pm: Fight erupts at the Zamfara state wing of the event venue as thugs try to take over
Spotted: Chief Tom Ikimi, Senator Stella Omu, Alhaji Aliyu Babangida, Chief Ikedi Ohakim, Chief Achike Udenwa. Photo credit: Channels TV
11:44am: Sule Lamido, Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of FCT Bala Mohammed
11: 43am: DAAR Communications chairman Raymond Dokpesi arrives
11: 42:am: Former PDP chairman, Vincent Ogbuafor and BOT member, Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu arrives
11:39am: Former Anambra state governor, Peter Obi arrives
Supporters of the party came out in their droves to identify with the PDP
11:38am: Igbo cultural dancers take to the stage to entertain guests
11:33am: Hausa cultural dancers take to the stage to entertain guests
11:32am: Senate minority leader and former governor of Akwa Ibom state Godswill Akpabio arrives
PDP chairman, Senator Ahmed Makarfi exchanging pleasantries with party chieftains. Photo credit: Channels TV
11:30am: Security operatives prevent overzealous youths from climbing the stage
11:28am: Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu arrives
Delegates of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja at the convention
11:16 am: MC makes announcement, directs all leaders - former governors, House of Representative members, party leaders - to head to their designated state pavilion.
11:08am: Some chieftains from Edo state spotted arguing over seating positions
11:05am: Taraba state governor, Architect Darius Ishaku arrives amid huge fanfare
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