2019: Saraki, 3 APC Govs meet PDP Leaders

As the race to the 2019 general elections continues to dominate the polity, Senate President Bukola Saraki and some governors met with the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, and other leaders of the party on Wednesday in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.

The governors include Abdufatah Ahmed of Kwara State; Nysome Wike of Rivers State; Samuel Ortom of Benue State and Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State.

Other prominent figures in attendance were a former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido; Senator Lawal Shuaibu and Senator Barnabas Gemade.

The meeting, which took place in Saraki’s residence in Ilorin, was held after the dignitaries attended a prayer session organised for the late mother of leader of the factional rAPC, Abubakar Kawu Baraje.

This comes amid reports that Ahmed, Tambuwal and Ortom were plotting to pull out of the APC.

Governor Wike, after the closed-door meeting with Saraki, said there is nothing wrong for political friends to come together and discuss.

“As top officials, we have come here to rally round him (Baraje) at this moment that he lost his lovely mother. We came here only for that purpose.

“And even if you say the meeting is for politics of course when you see your colleagues, you need to chat and compare notes from what you have been doing,” he said.

Meanwhile, Governor Ahmed says he is yet to take a decision on his political future with the APC.

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