Sections 8 and 9 of the PDP constitution require that persons who rejoin the party after leaving it, to apply to their ward secretaries for re-admission and "unless given waiver by the National Working Committee, be placed on probation for a period of not less than one year". It's a good omen to everybody in the PDP. They are doing everything possible to make sure that this convention is disrupted.
On his part, Governor Okowa said the visit was in line with the tradition of the party to PDP elders and leaders for the right decisions to be taken, especially as the convention draws closer.
According to him, the PDP while in power never interrupted programmes of other political parties, "rather it encouraged the growth of other parties", he said.
The party also alleged that some "over-zealous elements" in government were planning to disrupt the party's national convention and appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate the issue and stop the "plot" in order to save democracy in the land.
Rep. John Lewis: Trump is an 'insult' to civil rights event
The Georgia Democrat and civil rights icon helped organize the 1964 Freedom Summer targeting segregation in Mississippi. Trump to be a "legitimate president" and believed "the Russians participated in helping this man get elected".
"They have been trying every effort but we are happy that we have no information that it is coming from the very top".
In his response, Shagari praised PDP for its contributions to the building of democratic structures in the country.
"Everything is set for us to have a successful convention on Saturday", the Governor emphasized.
Okowa said: "A lot has been put on the ground for a successful convention to be held".
India aware of issues in slip cordon - Pujara
Many pundits believed that the solution to the slip catching could have been solved by putting in Ajinkya Rahane at the position. And the way he's fielding when the spinners are bowling, he is anyway at slips. "We don't want to disturb him from there".
On his part, chairman of PDP's BoT, Sen Walid Jibrin, said "As the party joyfully welcomes Atiku back to his home PDP, we are equally waiting to receive more members of the APC, including Sen".
Adeyeye said Osun State would not participate in the National Convention and that Anambra State was still under consideration, following disagreements in the state.
Meanwhile, the PDP in Rivers State, has denied allegations that aspirants are influencing delegates with funds.The party said, it has resolved that only men and women with track records would be elected into executive positions of the party during the national convention this Saturday. "So, it is not new and there is nothing wrong for a politician to move from one party to another".
Cubs sign free-agent pitcher Tyler Chatwood for 3 years, $38 million
A second-round Draft pick by the Angels in 2008, Chatwood was traded to the Rockies in November 2011 for catcher Chris Iannetta . Chatwood, who turns 28 next week, was 8-15 with a 4.69 ERA in 33 appearances, including 25 starts, for Colorado past year .