It was an unusually brief National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday as it lasted only 15 minutes, but Bauchi State Governor, Malam Isa Yuguda described it as a success notwithstanding the duration.
Mr. Yuguda made this known while interacting with State House correspondents after meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa, shortly after the NEC meeting.
He also assured that the rift in the Nigeria Governors Forum was already being resolved and a solution could come up before the National Economic Council meeting.
Mr. Yuguda, who met the President alongside Governor Ibrahim Dankwabo of Gombe, said the meeting lasted only 15 minutes because it was specifically convened to ratify the date for the forthcoming mini- convention of the party taking place in the South West next weekend.
However, the South West congress has been postponed in line with a court order.
“The meeting went on very well, very short and straight to the point. It was just for the ratification of the date for the convention, that was all,” he said.
The Bauchi governor said though “people were disturbed that it (the NEC meeting) lasted for only 15 minutes, it shows that the family is together and that everybody is working together.”
Mr. Yuguda said the problems among party leaders had been resolved, saying “we are now happy with one another. The family is together and if there was a problem, we would have stayed longer to solve it.”