Nigeria: PDP Convention Turns Bloody As Nine Delegates Die
By Fejiro Oliver
The PDP convention which led to a splinter group emerging in the party has already claimed nine lives of delegates form Adamawa State, the home town of former vice president, Atiku Abubakar. Eye witness report has it that the accident happened in Kafanchan, Kaduna State when two vehicles, a Volkswagen salon car and Toyota Hiace bus crashed into each
other along the Abuja-Jos road.
The Toyota bus, which had the Adamawa State PDP youth leader was carrying the delegates to the PDP National convention held in Abuja back to their home state when the fatal accident happened. The officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps who came in to manage the situation confirmed that nine youths lost their lives in the hospital while nine are seriously unconscious and have been rushed to the Federal Orthopaedic Hospital in Kano State, while the dead bodies have been deposited by the men of the FRSC in Kafanchan hospital.
As at the time of filing in the time of filing in this report, it is gathered that efforts are being made to reach the family of the deceased.
AFTERMATH OF PDP CONVENTION; PRESIDENT JONATHAN SUMMON EMERGENCY MEETING.
Following the disgrace and embarrassment caused the Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan; he has hurriedly called a meeting of aggrieved and loyal party men to the villa. A source in know of the meeting hinted that a total of fifteen governors are in attendance as at press time. When asked if Governor Amaechi of Rivers State was present, he noted in the negative. He squealed that the president has not been himself since yesterday saga that saw PDP officially splinting into two groups.
Speaking further, he stated that the president fear is that he doesn’t want to go into the record book as the head of state that could not keep the biggest party in Africa as one. Most of the governors who attended are the anti Amaechi governors of the NGF crisis. Reliable information has it that the NGF squabble will also be a major agenda for discussion, as it is believed to be the root of the differences in the party. One of the party members noted that the outcome of the meeting will be to lift the suspension placed on Amaechi and his loyalists, while the National Chairman will eventually be asked to step down finally, to make way for true harmony in the party.
Also in attendance at the meeting are Vice President Namadi Sambo, Secretary to the Federal Government, Senator Pius Anyim and the National security adviser, Sambo Dasuki. The meeting is currently taking place in at the conference room of the first lady.