- Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appointed a former governor of Delta state, Chief James Onanefe Ibori into convention committee
- Ibori who recently returned to the country after regaining his feedom from the British prison
- He was said not to have attended any political meeting since he returned to the country last year after he was released from detention
A former governor of Delta state, Chief James Onanefe Ibori, has been nominated into the national convention planning committee for the non elective special convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Daily Times reports that the convention is scheduled to holds on Saturday, August 12, in Abuja.
NAIJ.com recalls that Ibori, who recently returned to the country after regaining his feedom from the British prison.
It was learnt that Ibori is to appear as number 41 in the main organizing committee list.
The former governor of Delta state between 1999 and 2007, was however absent at the inaugural meeting of the committee on Wednesday, August 9, at the party’s headquarters in Abuja.
On his part, Ibori’s media aide, Tony Eluemunor said that there was nothing unusual for Ibori’s nomination to be in the committee.
Eluemunor said: ''It is a privilege given to every former PDP governor. Ibori is a former governor, and he has not left PDP.
''So, there in nothing unusual in his name being included in the list. He was invited to the last NEC (National Executive Committee) meeting but he did not attend''.
He could not disclosed whether Ibori will be at Eagle Square for the convention, saying that he was not to decide for him.
It was leanrt that Ibori has not attended any political meeting since he returned to the country last year after he was released from detention.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported Ahmed Makarfi who is the chairman of the party issued a warning to those who want to join the party or return to it that there will be no special privilege for them.
The PDP chairman made this statement on Thursday, August 3 when he received a delegation of PDP Rescue Group led by Wilberforce Juta in Abuja.
Watch a NAIJ.com TV video below of former president, Goodluck Jonathan speaking about the PDP: