by ‘Jola Sotubo
Despite the much publicized merger between aggrieved members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC), the ruling party has said that President Goodluck Jonathan would still hold a meeting with the seven dissenting governors.
The meeting, previously slated to hold last Sunday, is to hold this coming Sunday at the presidential villa in Abuja.
Last week’s meeting had been postponed by the president after he arrived back in Nigeria on Sunday from an official trip to the United Kingdom.
Premium Times reports:
The party said in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, on Tuesday that though it recognized the rights of freedom of association for all Nigerians, by the open declaration for the APC by the members of the New PDP, they had unveiled their true intent which most Nigerians had suspected.
The party commended the decision of some of the aggrieved governors to dissociate themselves from the merger, adding “We assure all Nigerians that the PDP will continue to grow from strength to strength and will definitely emerge stronger from this event.”
It also stated that that the peace process initiated by President Goodluck Jonathan was still on course just as it expressed gratitude to the president for “his his patience, humility and spirit of accommodation.”
The party also assured its supporters that its doors remained open to address all grievances, but warned that it would not condone any acts of internal subversion from any quarters.