- The APC met with the nPDP to adress the issues they raised
- The party insisted that it has taken the issues raised by the group seriously and attending to them
- The leader of the nPDP described the meeting as very beautiful
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has met with the new Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) after the latter complained about being neglected by the ruling party.
Vanguard reports that the two factions met on Monday, May 21, to discuss the grievances raised.
Senator Lawali Shuaibu, deputy national chairman of the APC, North said: “We have not yet resolved. They wrote a letter to us, they are party men, they have grievances, we looked at the letter, their grievances are genuine. And they requested a meeting within seven days and before the seven days expired, I called them and they were not ready to come, they said we should shift the meeting till today, which we did. So, we are listening to them, we have listened to them and we are taking up their matter seriously, we will address it.
"We don’t ignore our people except if you don’t send your grievances to the party, but if you send, we will always address your grievances.”
Abubakar Kawu Baraje who is the leader of the nPDP in his reaction said: “As you are aware that we requested that we wanted to see the party, and the party, very sensitive party, very responsible party, responded to our requests adequately and we think it is a very encouraging time.
“Since last week, they have gotten across to us but because of one logistics or the other, we couldn’t come until today. We begged the party to shift the day till today and today we have seen our party. We are party members, this office is our office, we have only come home to discuss those observations we copied you people when we wrote in our letter. The meeting was very beautiful.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the members of a faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) called the new Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) are set to withdraw from the ruling party after the expiration of their recent ultimatum to the leadership of the party.
Baraje slammed internal conflicts within APC and claimed the situation led to holding of parallel state congresses in around 21 states. He regretted that what members of the nPDP are witnessing in the APC is worse than they experienced in the PDP.
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