The party is however expected to amend that section of its constitution at the convention; and Atiku would be allowed to speak, even though he won't vote Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, will not vote at the convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which is scheduled to take place on December 9, Punch reports.
The 2017 Elective National Convention of the PDP will hold on Saturday December 9-Sunday 10, 2017 at the Eagle Square, Central Business Area, Abuja. In the race for the chairmanship position are two frontline candidates - former Minister of Education, Prof.
He warned that party leaders and delegates should avoid patronizing Wike and other governors by "Imposing" Secondus.
Makarfi, who disclosed this in a statement signed by his spokesman, Mukhtar Zubairu Sirajo, said his interest now was how to reposition the party for the tasks ahead.
"In a related development, Key stakeholders in the Anambra State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday stormed the national secretariat of the party in Abuja, protesting what they called fake delegates" list compiled for the state.
He said: "We want a chairman that will be able to run the administration of the party and bring right candidates that will be flag bearers for elections, especially at the state levels".
Speaking further, Rivers PDP boss said the party was poised and prepared than it has been to wrestle power from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) - led Federal Government in 2019 elections.
As a party that was nearly completely disintegrated by leadership crisis, it is inconceivable that it could allow another strife based on individual and group interests to divide it ahead of the next elections. They are not thinking about the future of the party.
The current spokesperson of the PDP, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, while briefing newsmen about the convention, however revealed that the party had barred Atiku from casting a vote at Saturday's convention. Competition they say brings out the best in people.