The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, has predicted a hitch-free national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scheduled for Saturday.
The Governor stated this while speaking to Government House correspondents at Ibom International Airport, Uyo shortly on arrival from an official engagement outside the state.
Governor Udom Emmanuel said that going by the peaceful conduct of the wards, states and zonal congresses of the PDP, the party has regained its bond of oneness at all levels.
He commended members of the party and its leadership for their ability to resolve all issues of concern within the party and embrace internal democratic culture which has returned power to the people.
The Governor was optimistic that with this development, the PDP was now well positioned to regain power at the centre.
The Acting National Chairman of the party, Mr Ali Modu Sheriff, on Tuesday affirmed that he would be contesting in the convention on Saturday saying he had the mandate of 450 delegates of his zone.
He also apologised to aggrieved leaders of the party, including Professor Jerry Gana, over statements credited to him in respect to their position over his continued leadership of the party.
As part of efforts to mend fences with the factions in the party, he also withdrew the draft for the party’s proposed constitution amendment and is also to set up a committee to look into unresolved state congresses.