With barely two days to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s national convention billed for coming Saturday, December 9, 2017, the party has said that the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, who had defected back to the opposition PDP from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), recently, would not vote during the convention, which holds at Eagles Square, Abuja.
It said this is because of the provision of the Constitution that deals with new entrants into the party.
However, the party said he would be allowed to speak at the convention.
The Spokesperson for the party, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, who made all these known while speaking with journalists at a press briefing in Abuja on Wednesday, said the party’s constitution should be used as a guide on the issue.
Adeyeye said, “All you need to do is pick up the constitution of the party and see whether Atiku is qualified to vote or not.”
“First of all, I can tell you that we are happy with Atiku coming back to the PDP. It is very exciting for all of us. It is a good omen to everybody in the PDP.
“He was one of the founding fathers, one of those who built this party and he is coming back home. His room was never occupied, so we have opened it for him.
“He will be part of this convention. He will even make a speech at the convention, but he may not be voting at the convention.”
The party also said that Osun state is equally excluded and would not participate in the national convention while Anambra state was still being considered, following the disagreements among members in the state.