Buhari Begs Saraki Not To Leave APC?
The ruling APC can say to the media that the so-called Reformed APC is not a threat to their survival but we now know they are worried.
Senate President Bukola Saraki and other aggrieved top members of the APC made up the reformed All Progressives Congress (rAPC), including Governors Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto), Samuel Ortom (Benue) and Abdulfatah Ahmed (Kwara).
And the PDP are looking to capitalize on that big crack as the leaders of the PDP on Wednesday in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara State, met with Saraki to consider the absorption of the rAPC.
However, the PDP men involved, Governor Nyesom Wike and the party’s National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus,would tell you they were in Ilorin to commiserate with Alhaji Abubakar Baraje, an rAPC chieftain, over the death of his mother.
If this does not spell trouble, what would?
The All Progressives Congress (APC) have now started their own counter moves to avert the impending exodus of its bigwigs to the PDP.
The mission, according to THISDAY, is being spearheaded by President Muhammadu Buhari himself, who Thursday met with Dr. Bukola Saraki and appealed to him to stay back in the party.
THISDAY gathered that Saraki’s meeting with Buhari at the Presidential Villa on Thursday was set up by APC governors, including Alhaji Aminu Masari (Katsina State), Senator Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun State) and Senator Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi State).
Masari, Amosun and Bagudu were said to have advised Buhari to meet with Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, to persuade them to reconsider their decision to move out of the APC as this could adversely affect the fortune of the party in 2019.
The battle for the soul of Nigeria gets more interesting as 2019 beckons.
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