- After a successful meeting with aggrieved members of the nPDP, APC will meet with nPDP bigwigs during the week
- The party will reportedly meet with Bukola Saraki, Yakubu Dogara, Aliyu Wamakko and other bigwigs to prevent them from leaving APC
The All Progressives Congress (APC) is set to meet the Senate president Bukola Saraki, Yakubu Dogara, Aliyu Wamakko and other bigwigs of the new Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) to convince them not to abandon the party.
The party will also be meeting with Sokoto state Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, ex-governors Rabiu Kwankwaso, Danjuma Goje as well as senators and members of the House of Representatives.
This is coming on the heels of the party's meeting with the aggrieved members of the nPDP led byAbubakar Kawu Baraje
Vanguard reports that according to a source, the APC opted for more talks, following “positive signs” with leaders of nPDP at the meeting.
The source said: “Our meeting provided more insights and we are looking at the next phase. In the second phase, the party will meet with nPDP leaders including Saraki, Dogara, Kwankwaso, Tambuwal, Wammako, Goje and others.
“There is likelihood that the party will sit down with these leaders and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo before finally reuniting all. So, we take the meeting up to the highest quarters in the interest of all.
“It is an election year, we will not allow them to go anywhere. The nPDP leaders warned that APC should not push them to the wall to defect to any party. We will avert being pushed to the wall because time is not on our side.”
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com earlier reported that the speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and nine others have sued the national chairman of the APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, over the conduct of ward and local government congresses of the party in Bauchi state.
The plaintiffs claimed that the conduct of the congresses was in breach of the APC Constitution and congress guidelines.
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