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Baraje, Other Factional PDP Members Visit Senate President
Factional chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Abubakar Baraje, on Monday led members of his team on a visit to Senate President David Mark.
Baraje who spoke on behalf of the group, demanded among other things, the recall of Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers State from suspension and his recognition as the chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF for peace to return to the ruling party.
“We also demand the reversal of the dissolution of the party executives in Rivers and Adamawa states,” he said.
Other members of his team include governors Babangida Aliyu (Niger), Sule Lamido (Jigawa), Murtala Nyako (Adamawa) and Rotimi Amaechi of (River), Abdulfatai Ahmed (Kwara), Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano) state and Aliyu Wamakko (Sokoto) state.
The Senate President in his response said the National Assembly has no intention of declaring any member’s seat vacant on account of the on-going crisis in the party and urged the breakaway group to come together and uphold a strong and united PDP.
“We are stronger and better as one big, strong and united party. We need to work together and make our democracy sustainable,” Mark said.
He advised them to be honest, objective and upright in making their grievances known to the leaders of the party.
He said no member of the party stands to gain anything in an atmosphere of rancour and counselled them to lay the cards on the table honestly and objectively.