2019: New PDP Members To Meet APC Leaders
The All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders are to meet on Monday (today) with leaders of the defunct New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP).
A group of APC members led by one-time Acting PDP National Chairman Kawu Baraje, claiming marginalisation of its members by the APC-led Federal Government a fortnight ago, gave the party a one-week deadline to address its grievances.
Although another group of ex-PDP members, led by Senator Abdullahi Adamu and House of Representatives member Abdumumin Jibrin, told the party to call the bluff of the Baraje-led group, it was learnt yesterday that the leadership opted to discuss with them.
The outcome of the meeting will be presented to the Presidency and other organs of the party for consideration.
This is according to a member of the National Working Committee (NWC), who spoke in confidence with our correspondent.
Among those suspected to be planning their exit are Senate President Bukola Saraki and House Speaker Yakubu Dogara.
Acting Chairman of nPDP, Kawu Baraje, confirmed Monday's meeting with the APC leadership.
The meeting, he said, is slated for 2p.m.
Baraje said the meeting could not hold at the expiration of the group’s seven day ultimatum to the party because of the need to consult leaders of the nPDP among whom he mentioned Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki; former Sokoto State governor, Senator Aliyu Wamakko, and his successor and former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Waziri Tambuwal.