The governor said that committee needed to round up its job so that those interested in contesting could start campaigning.
Speaking in an interview with newsmen after the inauguration ceremony, Mr Fintiri said there was no basis to shift the October 30 date fixed for the convention.
“We are equal to the task. The time is barely enough, but we are adequately preparing. I do not see any reason for any shift.
Asked how the committee would cope with unity list if it comes up during convention, Mr Fintiri said no constitution is against any zone coming up with unity or consensus candidate on position zoned to it.
Earlier in his remarks, the party’s acting National Chairman, Yemi Akinwonmi, inaugurating the committee, urged its members to improve on the success recorded in its last convention of PDP in 2018 in Port Harcourt.
Mr Akinwonmi said that by the composition of the committee members, Nigerians and all PDP stakeholders were expecting nothing less than a successful national elective convention.
Our last convention in Port Harcourt was adjudged the best ever conducted by any political party in Africa.
“I therefore call on leaders and members of the organising committee to not only sustain but also to improve upon what we experienced in Port Harcourt,” Mr Akinwonmi said.
The acting chairman urged the committee leaders and members to close ranks and make sure that their watchword remains success at the end of the event.
The Chairman, Board of Trustees, BoT, Walid Jibrin, expressed confidence in the committee to organise a successful convention.
Mr Walid disclosed that the party reconciliation committee led by former Senate President, David Mark, set up to prevail on aggrieved members to withdraw their litigation in court had gone far.
“That committee has gone very far and they are about to conclude. I assure you, with the processes going on now, I am sure our party is going be normal,” Mr Jibrin said.
The Minority Leader, House of Representatives, Rep. Ndudi Elumelu, described the inauguration as the beginning of a strategic repositioning of PDP to regain power in 2023.
Mr Elumelu expressed optimism that with the caliber of leaders and members of the committee, PDP was on the right path for a very successful national convention and ultimate victory in 2023.
Mr Elumelu said that the utmost solidarity of Nigerians resides with the PDP in their determination and the party must not let them down in regaining power in the next general elections.
The only hope is returning the PDP to power in 2023 and we must not fail our compatriots.
“It is against this backdrop that we must go into the national convention with every sense of unity, duty and patriotism to elect competent, dedicated and experienced leaders to lead our party and Nigerians to victory in the 2023 general elections.
“In all, the interest and wellbeing of Nigerians must be paramount,” Mr Elumelu said.