PDP Woos Atiku, Kwankwaso, Ladoja
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is planning to set up a special committee that will convince those who defected from the party to the All Progressives Congress (APC) and other political parties to return.
The prodigal sons include: former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar; a former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso; and two former Governors of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja and Adebayo Alao-Akala.
Former Governor of Sokoto State, Aliu Wamako; former Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako and some other members of national and state assemblies that had left the PDP, have also been penciled down for approach.
It was gathered that the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, is also being given special consideration.
The planned committee may be called “Contact and Inter-Party Committee” and it may be headed by a former minister or a former governor, whose identity is still being shrouded in secrecy.
Spokesperson for the National Caretaker Committee of the party, Dayo Adeyeye, confirmed the plan to set up the committee.
He said the committee is different from the Reconciliation Committee being planned by the party.
Recalled that the National Executive Committee of the party at its 74th meeting held at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday, had mandated its National Caretaker Committee to set up reconciliation and disciplinary committees.