Governor of Rivers State Nyeson Wike, welcome PDP members to the convention that is to last for two days. Also, party National publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbindinyan said the party has made it mandatory to give all candidate equal opportunity to be elected. The party has 13 aspirants. The battle is among-st the following contestants: Ahmed Makarfi; Jonah Jang; Senator David Mark; Sule Lamido; Atahiru Bafarawa; Tanimu Turaki; Datti Baba-Ahmed; and Stanley Osifo Read more: Alhaji Atiku Abubakar; Senator Bukola Saraki; Ibrahim Dankwambo; Rabiu Kwankwaso; Aminu Tambuwal.
The National Working Committee gave aspirants opportunity to choose two persons to accreditation committee and two electoral committee. The Party promised to publish delegates and make same available to aspirants. The party aim is to present someone with capacity to rejuvenate the economy and also, end unprofitable Buhari- All Progressive Congress(APC) Administration come 2019.