The Peoples Democratic Party said in Abuja on Thursday that it was expecting those it described as “high-profile” defectors to join its fold within the next three weeks. The Chairman of the party’s Special Non-Elective National Convention, who is also the Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, stated this in a chat with journalists. He said the party was preparing to welcome the expected defectors from other political parties.
But he did not reveal the identities of the defectors and their political parties. He spoke while inspecting the Eagles Square, venue of the convention, saying necessary arrangement had been made in order to have a successful convention. He said, “We just came to see what is on the ground, I believe that our people will be safe because we have everything under control, we are not expecting hitches at all.
“We are doing very well as a party and as a committee. In this kind of planning you will have some challenges here and there but there are solutions being proffered to everyone of them and we are confident that we are on the right track and it shall be well on Saturday.