Buhari Rules Out Talks With Aggrieved nPDP Leaders
President Muhammadu Buhari said he is not ready to meet members of the Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) bloc within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Members of the nPDP, who defected from the PDP before the 2015 general elections, have accused the APC's leadership of marginalisation.
The President made his position known at a meeting with APC governors at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja last week.
The President was said to have insisted that state governors and the national leaders of the party should be able to resolve such issues.
He said the issue is a party matter and he is not ready to sit with any faction.
“It is a party matter. I am not ready to sit down with any faction. If they have problems, they should go to the party.
“I will not interfere. Governors as party leaders in the states should deal with all issues. Where there is need, the party leadership can come in. I will not get involved.”
One of the sources at the meeting said while some of the governors urged Buhari to ignore the nPDP members, others canvassed that Osinbajo should continue to discuss with them
The President, however, endorsed Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s intervention which he said should continue.
The nPDP members, led by Kawu Baraje, had on May 29 met behind closed doors with Osinbajo at the latter’s official residence, Akinola Aguda House, in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
After that meeting, Baraje had told journalists that it was too early for his group to talk about leaving the APC.