As part of moves to quickly resolve the political impasse that led to the emergence of a faction of the ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP on Saturday, President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday night held a meeting with governors considered to be loyal to him.
The meeting which commenced at 9:15pm inside the First Lady’s conference room at the State House, Abuja, was attended by 10 governors, Political Adviser to the President, Ahmed Gulak; Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Pius Anyim; PDP National Chairman, Bamanga Tukur; and the newly elected Deputy National Chairman, Uche Secondus.
The governors are Isa Yuguda (Bauchi), Idris Wada (Kogi), Emmanuel Uduaghan (Delta State), Mukhtar Ramalan Yero (Kaduna), Gabriel Suswam (Benue), Theodor Orji (Abia), Liyel Imoke (Cross River), Henry Dickson (Bayelsa), Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom) and Ibrahim Dankwambo (Gombe).
As soon as the meeting commenced, journalists were asked to leave as the meeting was said to be ‘private.’
Meanwhile, a meeting earlier scheduled for Tuesday between the aggrieved PDP governors and Mr. Jonathan has been rescheduled for a later date.