PDP Meets Atiku, Makarfi, Others Over R-APC
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will on Monday, July 9th, meet with the party’s presidential aspirants in Abuja.
The meeting to be chaired by the party’s National Chairman, Uche Secondus is aimed at perfecting strategy ahead of impending plans by leaders of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC) to defect to the party.
National Secretary of the party, Umaru Tsauri, confirmed the meeting in a notice.
The notice read: “The National Chairman of our great party, the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, hereby invites all PDP presidential aspirants, all PDP governors and former governors, PDP members of the National Assembly and former members, all members of the BOT, members of PDP former ministers forum and all state chairmen to a crucial meeting on Monday, 9th July, 2018 at Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja.”
Members of the R-APC, which emerged last week, comprise of the aggrieved members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Top on the list of aggrieved APC bigwigs are the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and immediate past governor of Kano state Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso.
It was gathered that former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and former Kaduna state Governor Ahmed Makarfi are among those expected to attend the meeting.
Others include former governors of Jigawa and Kano states Sule Lamido and Ibrahim Shekarau, as well as former Minister of Special Duties Tanimu Kabiru Turaki (SAN).