To resolve the crises in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), some elders of the party including former Military President, Ibrahim Babangida and former PDP Chairman, Ahmadu Ali yesterday met secretly with President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa.
The party broke up on August 31st when former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and seven state governors left the Mini Convention of the party to form the ‘New PDP’
It could not be confirmed yesterday whether former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who had been involved in the past mediating meetings, was at the meeting held at House 7 in the State House yesterday afternoon.
Journalists were not allowed to get close to the venue of the meeting which lasted for about one hour. There was no press briefing or statement issued at the end.
The meeting, according to a reliable source who does not want his name in prints, was a preparatory meeting towards the scheduled meeting in the night with the aggrieved members.
Even as it was not clear if any governor attended the meeting yesterday afternoon, some state governors were spotted at the Presidential villa before the meeting including the Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom), Emmanuel Uduaghan (Delta) and Gabriel Suswam (Benue).