The President of The Senate, Abubakar Bukola Saraki earlier this evening, May 28, led a high-powered delegation of new Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) members to meet with Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.
The meeting was held at the Vice President’s official residence, Aguda House, at the presidential villa, Abuja behind closed doors.
The nPDP members recently complained that they have been sidelined by the Muhammadu Buhari administration in an open letter to the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), written by their leader, Alhaji Kawu Baraje.
They had consequently given an ultimatum to President Buhari to meet with them to iron out their grievances.
Many of the leaders of the nPDP were sidelined in the recently held ward, local and state congresses of the ruling party.
Those in the delegation include House of Representatives Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, Sokoto State governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Kwara state governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, Mohammed Danjuma Goje and Barnabas Gemade.
A former governor of Adamawa state, Admiral Murtala Nyako was also at the meeting and dozens of House of Representatives members.
Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on media and publicity, Laolu Akande, told the media that the meeting was cordial, saying that consultations will commence at all levels.
“The meeting indeed held. It went well. Consultations will continue at various levels,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) has queried the APC for allowing crisis within its fold to fester less than a year to the 2019 general elections.
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The BCO chairman of Board of Trustees (BoT), Engrineer Markus Gundiri, blamed the APC as a party for getting entangled in internal crisis in a pre-election year.
“The APC has gone into so many problems, I don't know why. But we are going to campaign for him (Buhari) for the primaries and for his re-election. Don't get tired, there are so many things we need to do. We need to mobilise and reach out to all the voting units of this country,” he said.
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