Ex-Nigerian Presidents Obasanjo And Babangida Meet Aggrieved PDP Governors To Discuss Party Crisis

Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and some elders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) met with factional leaders of the party and some aggrieved governors on September 6, 2013, Friday, at a five-star hotel in Abuja.
The mentioned event also included meeting with some pro-Jonathan governors.

The list of participants includes ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, former military dictator, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (retd.); former chairmen of the party, Ahmed Ali and Sen. Barnabas Gemade respectively and chairman Board of Trustees of the party, Chief Tony Anenih.

Several State governors were present at the meeting, including Gov. Aliyu Wamakko (Sokoto), Gov. Sule Lamido (Jigawa), Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers) and others.

After finishing the event, the former President had a brief press conference, claiming that he and members of his group were trying to prevent the party from collapsing.

“Gentlemen of the press, I thank you for exercising patience. Let me point out, you have seen five of us as select elders of the party. We have taken it upon ourselves to prevent the worst from happening to our dear party.

Two of our members are abroad and could not join us today.

“They are Solomon Lar and Alex Ekwueme and we are carrying them along.

“Regardless of the reports your are hearing, it is suffice to say that family dispute within the PDP, which we want to stem the tide of going to the brink. And I want to say that we have met with the two side of the family, we have listened to them and of”, the ex-President said.
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