2019: Buhari Makes U-turn, May Meet With nPDP Members
President Buhari may have finally succumbed to pressure to meet with members of the new Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
His decision is a u-turn from the President’s previous position as conveyed to the public by his aides.
There were reports that Buhari would have nothing to do with the nPDP since their issue was a party matter.
But that position seemed to shift a bit on Tuesday when a top Presidency source revealed that the President’s meeting with the group has not been foreclosed.
It was gathered that the President may have agreed to meet with nPDP members after he has been briefed on the issue at the end of the factions discussions with Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.
Osinbajo, who has already started consultations with the nPDP members is expected to brief the President at the end of talks.
Members of nPDP broke out of the former ruling party to align with the APC to win the 2015 general election.
It has in its rank the likes of Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, Governors Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto) and Abdulfatah Ahmed (Kwara).
The group, which had recently complained of being marginalized in the APC, issued an ultimatum to President Buhari to meet with them but the meeting never materialized.