The two contestants for the Chairmanship position are the incumbent chairman, Barrister Tanko Beji and Engr. Mukhtar Mohammed.
Prior to the congress, some top members of the party under the aegis of PDP Stakeholders led by a former Deputy Governor Dr Nuhu Zagbayi had complained against what they described as undue interference by the immediate past Governor, Dr. Babangida Aliyu.
They accused him of trying to impose a candidate on members, as against the initial agreement reached by the party members to affirm the current chairman Barrister Beji.
Although the congress was scheduled to start by 10 am, it didn’t commence until well past noon.