By Nairaland Forum Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa state is the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 2021 National Convention Organising Committee. In this interview on Channels Television, he spoke on his plans to organise the best convention that will birth a new leadership for the party ahead of the 2023 general elections. TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI who monitored the session for DAILY INDEPENDENT brings the excerpts:
A lot of people are wondering how you are going to navigate through the timing. Is that a source of worry to you?
Really, I am used to such a herculean task in my life. So, I believe that the assignment that has been given to me by my party to give birth to a new leadership that will steer the affairs of the party in the next four years is not going to be a very difficult one. We are really mindful of the time and we will prepare adequately to ensure that we do what Nigerians are expecting from us. This is what we are all out for, particularly, looking at the caliber of the people who are in that committee, their wealth of experience, their background and the offices they have held in their lives in this country, I think they will be able to give us the expected and maximum support to succeed so that we accomplish what Nigerians are expecting from us which is, to produce the next leaders for our great party, the PDP.
Could you please give us more details about the venue of the convention in Abuja? Usually, the party has always used the Eagle Square. Does that status quo remain?
Yes, we will be using the Eagles Square certainly because that is the venue that can accommodate the size of the delegates we are expecting at the convention, except otherwise, my plan is to go and secure the Eagle Square so that the convention can be peaceful, orderly and well organised. Like I said, considering the size and magnitude of the people we are expecting, the venue has been approved by the NEC in our last meeting. Even though they were not specific, Abuja was chosen as the venue of the convention. I think everybody should be expecting that the convention will hold at Eagle Square. I don’t think anything will stop us from applying for and using the Eagle Square. So, as a first choice, we Read More
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