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Factional PDP governors meet Jonathan

08 October 2013, 10:01

Abuja - The seven breakaway PDP governors (G7) met with President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday restating their commitments to resolving the lingering crisis within the ruling party.

The resolution was contained in a communiqué read at the end of the meeting held at the Presidential Villa with some governors of the main PDP in attendance.

The communiqué was jointly read by one of the aggrieved governors, Babangida Aliyu of Niger and Cross River governor, Liyel Imoke, who is in the main PDP.

"Sequel to the meeting held September 15 and in line with the agreements reached at the meeting, the governors met with the President, Vice-President Namadi Sambo and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Tony Anenih.

"There were apologies from Governors Sule Lamido of Adamawa, Aliyu Wammako of Sokoto and Murtala Nyako of Adamawa, who had traveled for the Hajj

"The meeting which was cordial, resolved that in spite of the unfortunate events that arose after the meeting of September 15, the parties remain committed to the resolution of the differences.

"The meeting agreed to continue to take steps towards implementing the resolutions agreed on  at previous meetings.

"In view of the above, some of the governors resolved that the meeting be reconvened shortly after the Muslim hajj and Christian pilgrimages are concluded,’’  the communique read.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Lamido, Wammako and Nyako are among the seven breakaway governors.

The other aggrieved governors present at the meeting are Ahmed Abdulfatah of Kwara, Rotimi  Amaechi of Rivers and Rabiu  Kwankwoso of Kano.

Governors Idris Wada of Kogi, Godswill Akpabio of Akwa-Ibom and Ibrahim Shema of Katsina also attended the meeting.

-  NAN


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