The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has chosen Abuja as the venue for its national convention after a meeting of the party’s 92nd National Executive Committee on Saturday.
The acting National Chairman, Elder Yemi Akinwonmi, presided over the meeting which would hold in September.
This comes as Nigeria’s main opposition party PDP has been hit by internal crises with a wave of defections and calls for the resignation of Uche Secondus as National Chairman.
At least two court judgments have asked Mr Secondus to step aside as party chief while a court judgment obtained in Kebbi said he could continue in the role.
Mr Secondus was absent at Saturday’s NEC meeting.
Meanwhile, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, expressed confidence in the party’s internal mechanism to resolve its crisis.
He also took a swipe at the incumbent government, insisting that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) government has taken the country backward since they came into power in 2015.