- Peoples Democratic Party has started planning to meet some APC members
- Prince Uche Secondus confirmed the desire of the party to meet them
- Secondus said the majority of those in the ruling party came from the PDP
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has written a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari and the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, and the former national chairman of the party Kawu Baraje in order to have a meeting with them.
Punch reports that the PDP declared that the meeting that it wanted to have with President Buhari and others will hold within seven days.
NAIJ.com gathered that the letter was written by some members of PDP led by Baraje and a former governor of Osun state, Olagunsoye Oyinlola.
It was learnt that the national chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus on Sunday, May 13, confirmed the desire of the party to meet the aggrieved APC members.
Secondus said: “Don’t forget that majority of those in the ruling party came from the PDP. They left us due to one disagreement or the other. These are eminent Nigerians who went to the APC, thinking that the APC would be a vibrant alternative and that those behind it meant well for everyone and the nation.
“However, events of the past years have shown otherwise. So, we are meeting with everyone soon. We have met some and we will also meet others.
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“The meetings don’t need to be formal. We have known ourselves before and these people know that we won’t deceive them. Whatever we promise to do, we will do.
“Our former governors that left with their supporters are going to return to us. We will all come together to rebuild this damaged country.”
He added:“We won’t give details. Political strategies are not achieved on the pages of newspapers alone. Just wait and see.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that President Buhari met with leaders of the PDP as well as those of the ruling APC on Friday, August 25 at the Presidential Villa.
Senator Ahmed Makarfi led the delegation from the opposition party to the meeting which was also confirmed by the president's aide.
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