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PDP Govs meeting with Muazu ends in deadlock

17 October 2014, 17:24

Abuja - The meeting between the state governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the leadership of the party has ended without a consensus over the senatorial ambitions of some governors would be completing their second term in May, reports The Nation.

The meeting which took place on Wednesday night at the residence of the national chairman of the party, Adamu Mu’azu ended in a deadlock.

Also read: PDP governors, Muazu fight over return of former governors

While the outgoing governors are insisting on getting automatic tickets of their senatorial zones and nominating their successors , the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) is insisting that delegates and stakeholders of the party should be allowed to pick the governorship candidates through due process.

Second term governors with senatorial ambition include, Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime, who wants to replace Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu. His Ebonyi and Delta states counterparts, Martin Elechi and Emmanuel Uduaghan are likely to displace Senator Chris Nwankwo and Senator James Manager, respectively.

Other governors with senatorial ambitions include Governor Liyel Imoke of Cross River, Godswill Akpabio of Akwa-Ibom;  Gabriel Suswan of Benue and Babangida Aliyu of Niger.

Due to the failure to reach consensus, another meeting is scheduled to take place on Saturday.

Read more at The Nation.

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