In a bid to forestall a total collapse of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under his watch, President Goodluck Jonathan has reportedly summoned all members of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of PDP to a family meeting cum dinner for today.
According to Sunday Tribune, the meeting slated for the Presidential Villa; Aso Rock Abuja, was part of the ongoing efforts to resolve the lingering crisis in the party.
According to the source, “I can tell you authoritatively that the president who is also the national leader of the PDP will be hosting all the members of the BoT of the party to a family dinner on Sunday at the Villa; it is not a formal meeting per se but there is no way the issue at hand, I mean the crisis, will not be discussed.
“I think it will be a good opportunity for Mr. President and the members to rub minds together over the crisis and to find amicable solutions as we approach the 2015 general election. All the party members have to sink their differences so as not to play into the hands of the opposition.”
Continuing, the source added that “No governor walked out on former President Olusegun Obasanjo or raised his voice against him and went unpunished. Whoever did that paid dearly for it. The records are there. Those who tried it are yet to recover from the punishment today. But the case is different now. President Jonathan has all the power to deal with all the perceived defiant members irrespective of their positions, but he is a listening leader who believes in peace, unity, dialogue and consultations. That is why he is trying to consult with all the organs of the party over the present crisis.”
Chairman of the BoT, Chief Tony Anenih, it was gathered, would lead other members including Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former and serving governors, former and serving principal officers of the National Assembly who are members of the party, former and serving national chairmen of the party and a host of others to the meeting.