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Saturday, December 09, 2017

PDP Senators And Reps Reportedly EXCHANGE BLOWS In Akpabio’s House Ahead Of Convention

Members of the National Assembly caucus of the party on Thursday night exchanged blows at the residence of a former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Chief Godswill Akpabio, over the choice of the next national chairman of the party.

Akpabio, who is the Minority Leader in the Senate, had convened a session on how to keep the party united and ensure a rancour-free convention. The session was also meant to allow the National Assembly Caucus to interact with all the aspirants of the party. The fracas occurred at the residence of Akpabio in Asokoro District, Abuja.

A top source, who was at the meeting, said: “The Senate Minority Leader convened the session in his house to enable us interact with all the aspirants on their programmes and form our opinion on who to vote for.

We were barely settling down for the session when some members of the House of Representatives raised issues concerning some aspirants for the office of the National Chairman and others disagreed. The development led to shouting match and fisticuffs among some Senators and members of the House of Representatives.

The rowdy session was witnessed by the Deputy President of the Senate, Chief Ike Ekweremadu, and some of the aspirants in attendance, including a leading candidate, Prince Uche Secondus.

Another source at the meeting said: “The meeting ended abruptly when some lawmakers started exchanging blows over who should lead the party. I think the clash was a carry-over of some political misunderstanding among some members of the National Assembly in some states over the choice of chairman for PDP. But we all bore the brunt of the fisticuffs.

A member of the House of Representatives, who was HIT at the session, said: “I think some of our colleagues at the session were just being overzealous by taking sides. They misread the intent of what we were to do. The assumption was that the session was meant to adopt a candidate for the Office of National Chairman of PDP.

When contacted, Akpabio’s spokesman, Mr. Jackson Udom, said: “Why can’t you get in touch with the Senate Minority Leader himself? I do not speak on party matters.

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  1. Warreva! They should even shoot themselves e no concern me. If they like let them not get their house together and provide for a strong opposition to APC, 2019 is around the corner, na their mouth e go bitter. After all APC and PDP na the same.

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    1. He thinks he is in Akwa Ibom where anything goes politically. Hahahahaha shame on him, mme ebot

    2. 13:30...hahahaha.. Mabasi, meh ebot ubed


  2. Who set this kinda confusion in d midst of pdp members kwanu?πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  3. Greedy men that won't let Nigeria be great. Shame on them

  4. All I know is that, it's a

  5. Just Negodu! Pray, Gov Wike was in attendance and received enough blows because he has been talking too much like he has diarrhoea of the mouth. Who does that?

    Now at the break of dawn, many have resigned from the race: Chief Bode George, Chief Ladoja, Chief Agbaje. Who knows how many more before casting of votes begin, all in a bid to give the South West a winning edge. This is what they were being pleaded on to consider for months, step down for reliable ones but no, they wouldn't listen,now see. Confusion everywhere.

    The South South sure has more delegates, Cross River State alone has like how many again? 114? Or what? I see Secondus winning this race because Akpabio is a Master Planner and Bidder. He knows the ropes. While Chief Bode and Dokpesi were busy engaging in media war, Akpabio and team were doing face to face negotiations. Oya na, the tables are turning and Honorables are turning Dishonourable. Truth is The South South has worked hard and footed bills for PDP in the wake of all the crises that riddled their unity. They deserve a win.

    The mammoth crowd at this PDP venue is scary, what exactly is going on? No proper control. Every one is flouting rules, Gov Fayose yarning dust and campaigning at the wrong time, Olisa Metuh striving to sit in the wrong seat at the wrong Diaz corner. I haff taya biko.

    Make I watch my film jor.
    May the best man win.

  6. hain!
    this country is such a big joke!

  7. Make una siddon dere dey analyse.. This is the time to make cool cash.... I don talk my own.. ...

    @Calabar, my pride.


  8. How I wish PDP would unite so that they can make something meaningful out of 2019. ...

  9. This is time for Nigerians to look elsewhere for salvation, since PDP and APC has failed woefully.


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