President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday night met with two aggrieved governors of the New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) who last week declared they did not join the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC).
The governors are Sule Lamido of Jigawa and Babangida Aliyu of Niger state, who were previously among the group of seven aggrieved nPDP governors.
However when the ‘New PDP’ announced last week that it was merging with the APC, the two governors dissociate themselves from the merger, saying they would await the outcome of their meeting with Mr. Jonathan.
The five governors who joined the APC were Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers), Murtala Nyako (Adamawa), Abdulfatah Ahmed (Kwara), Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano) and Aliyu Wamakko (Sokoto).
Before the commencement of the meeting with the President, there was yet another meeting that started at 7.30pm and lasted for 1 hour, at a separate venue within the presidential villa.
In attendance were the Vice President Namadi Sambo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Pius Anyim and the following governors; Emmanuel Uduaghan (Delta), Theodore Orji (Abia), Isa Yuguda (Bauchi), Jonah Jang (Plateau), Ibrahim Shema (Katsina), Seriake Dickson (Bayelsa) Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom), Martins Elechi (Ebonyi), Sullivan Chime (Enugu), Idris Wada (Kogi), Liyel Imoke (Cross River) and the deputy governors of Niger and Kaduna.
On conclusion of this meeting, the president and the aggrieved governors’ meeting commenced at the First Lady’s Conference room.
We will keep you posted on the outcome of the meeting.
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