Rivers State Governor, Mr. Nyesom Wike is to head the National Convention Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as chairman.
The Governor of Taraba state, Mr. Dairus Ishiaku will serve as Wike’s deputy while his counterpart in Ebonyi state, Mr. Dave Umahi will serve as secretary.
A statement on Sunday by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, said the committee would be inaugurated on Tuesday.
Other committees also to be inaugurated by on Tuesday include the Reconciliation Committee, which will be chaired by the Bayelsa State Governor, Mr. Seriake Dickson.
Senator Ibrahim Mantu is to serve as deputy chairman of the Reconciliation committee.
The Finance Committee has Gombe State Governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo as chairman,while Senator Godswill Akpabio will serve as deputy.
The party has similarly set up a Zoning Committee, to be chaired by the Akwa- Ibom State Governor, Mr. Emmanuel Udom, with and Mr. Kelechi Igwe as secretary
The statement added that the committees will be inaugurated by the party’s National Chairman, Alhaji Ali Modi-Sheriff at the Abuja national secretariat of the party.
Various stakeholders and interest groups within the party have been mounting pressure on the leadership of the party to set in motion programmes for the national convention tentatively fixed for May 21.
The pressure was a reaction to a directive by the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) mandating the National Chairman to set up the committees, for the purposes of conducting the convention.