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PDP convention rejects constitution amendment to provide for female vice chairman

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PDP convention rejects constitution amendment to provide for female vice chairman

At the ongoing PDP national convention in Abuja, delegates have rejected an amendment to the party’s constitution which would have provided for at least one female Deputy national chairman.

The clause was rejected by a total of 1,194 out of the 2,124 accredited delegates for the amendment.

Several other proposed amendments sailed through however. They include:

  • An amendment to the preamble of the PDP constitution to “reflect current realities.”
  • Amendments to Sections 8 and 50 to ease the process of rejoining the party by former members who left the party for one reason or the other. The amendments also reduced the minimum period of membership by returnees and new members before they could stand for election on the party’s platform.
  • Amendments to Sections 29, 30, 31, 35 and 45 to provide for two deputy national chairmen while making the six national vice chairmen of the party, members of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) and members of the Board of Trustees (BoT).

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