Mark meets North Central leaders ahead of PDP national convention



President of the Senate, Senator David Mark ,Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors in the north central zone , two former national chairmen of the party; Chief Solomon Lar and Senator Ahmadu Ali  as well as other stakeholders have met in Abuja to  harmonise positions ahead of the forthcoming national convention billed for March 24, 2012.

The  emergency meeting held in the official residence of the president of the senate in Abuja on Monday night was  to consider national positions zoned to north central and allocate to the states  equitably ostensibly to achieve a consensus .

Already, the positions of national legal adviser, national youth leader, Deputy national woman leader, ex- officio member and national vice chairman for the zone have been given to north central by the ruling PDP.

At the stakeholders  meeting held   on monday night,the people agreed to work as a team in order to bring dividend of democracy to their citizens.

In his opening remarks, Senator Mark noted that the zone is synonymous with PDP and would remain united in order to attract dividends of democracy to the people.

Those in attendance at the parley  where acting national chairman, Abubakar Baraje, two former national chairmen; Solomon Lar and Ahmadu Ali, governors Gabriel Suswam of Benue State, Aliyu Babangida of Niger, Ahmed Abdulfatah of Kwara state, Jonah Jang of Plateau as well as Deputy Governor of Kogi State, yomi Awoniyi.

Others where former Deputy Senate President Ibrahim Mantu,  ministers of interior Abba Morro, his trade and investment counterpart, Samuel Ortom,senators and house of representatives members from the zone as well as  state party chairmen in the zone among others.

Incumbent national vice chairman, north central, Alhaji Yusuf Ayitogo  commended the people of the zone for remaining steadfast with the PDP, assuring that the leadership of the party is more than ever before determined to bring development to the door steps  of all Nigerians.

The north central PDP zonal convention to ratify positions according to Ayitogo is billed for March 21,2012, in Makurdi, Benue state.

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