G7 Governors Hold Talks With Jonathan

The seven breakaway PDP governors (G7) met with President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday to resolve the lingering crisis within the ruling party.

At the end of the meeting, a communiqué jointly read by one of the aggrieved governors, Babangida Aliyu of Niger and Cross River governor, Liyel Imoke, who is in the main PDP, stated that both sides remained committed to resolving the crisis.

The statement read: “Sequel to the meeting held September 15 and in line with the agreements reached at the meeting, the governors met with the President, Vice-President Namadi Sambo and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Chief Tony Anenih.”

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“The meeting which was cordial, resolved that in spite of the unfortunate events that arose after the meeting of September 15, the parties remain committed to the resolution of the differences.”

It said both parties agreed to continue to take steps towards implementing the resolutions agreed on at previous meetings.

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“In view of the above, some of the governors resolved that the meeting be reconvened shortly after the Muslim hajj and Christian pilgrimages are concluded,” the communique read.

There were apologies from three of the breakaway governors – Sule Lamido of Adamawa, Aliyu Wammako of Sokoto and Murtala Nyako of Adamawa – who travelled for the Hajj.

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The other “New PDP governor at the meeting were Ahmed Abdulfatah of Kwara, Babangida Aliyu of Niger, Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers and Rabiu Kwankwoso of Kano.

Governors Idris Wada of Kogi, Godswill Akpabio of Akwa-Ibom and Ibrahim Shema of Katsina also attended the meeting.

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