- The APC spokesman, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, has spoken on the meetings that President Buhari and others held with all the aggrieved party members
- He said President Buhari has persuaded the aggrieved member not to leave the party
- Abdullahi, however, declared that politics is a game of number
The All progressive Congress (APC) in a statement by its spokesman, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, has justified the meetings held by President Buhari and the national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole with the aggrieved party members.
The Punch reports that Abdullahi said the meetings which were being held to persuade aggrieved party members showed that the APC was a responsible party.
According to him, “What President Muhammadu Buhari and Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman of our party are doing, persuading every aggrieved member not to leave the party, is what responsible and sensible party leaders would do.
“Party politics is a game of number. And that game is an addition. If the PDP had the same presence of mind in 2015, perhaps the calamity that befell them would have been averted.
“After three years in the wilderness, the Peoples Democratic Party is understandably excited with the possibility of hiding its irredeemably bad image under the heap of a new coalition.
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“Like the vulture, the PDP sees every altercation as a potential opportunity for a feast.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported the governor of Bayelsa state, Seriake Dickson, led the national reconciliation committee of the PDP to visit some aggrieved members as part of efforts to forge a post-convention reconciliation within the party.
Among the party members visited by the Dickson team was former national chairmanship aspirant, Professor Tunde Adeniran; special adviser media relations to Governor Dickson, Fidelis Soriwei, revealed in a statement in Abuja.
Also visited by Dickson were former deputy Senate president, Senator Ibrahim Mantu; a former minister of information and orientation, Prof Jerry Gana; and former minister of women affairs, Hajia Ina Ciroma, who contested for the position of deputy national chairman, north.
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