“It’s likely to be our final meeting”: Jonathan to meet G-7 governors in Abuja on Sunday

by Adeola Balogun Jonathan Goodluck

According to reports, President Goodluck Jonathan has decided to make one final attempt to reach a peaceful resolution of the ongoing Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) crisis by meeting with the 7 aggrieved governors.

The party has been in disarray following the creation of a new faction, of which the 7 governors are members, during the party’s annual convention in August 2013.

The president has made numerous efforts to resolve the situation all to no avail and one of the aggrieved governors has been credited with a statement to the effect that the impending meeting might be the last one.

The Nation reports:

One of the governors however said the session might be the last, considering what he described as the ongoing hounding of their children, relations and staff by some security agencies.

According to a November 12 letter addressed to the leader of the G-7, Governor Babangida Aliyu, the session will hold on Sunday in the First Lady’s Conference Room.

The letter, which was signed by the Chief of Staff to the President, Mike .A. Oghiadomhe, reads in part: “ I write to acknowledge the receipt of your letter dated 6th October, 2013, addressed to His Excellency, Mr. President, wherein you requested for the resumption of the postponed discussion between Mr. President and the seven governors.

“I am to invite you and the other governors to the follow-up meeting scheduled to hold in the First Lady’s Conference Room, State House, Abuja on Sunday, 24th November, 2013 at 21.00 hours.

“Please convey the message to other governors and accept the assurances of my warm regards.”

One of the governors, who spoke in confidence, said: “This is likely to be our final meeting with the President. It is a make or break session in the light of recent developments.

“He has the last chance to make peace with the G-7 or else everyone will determine whether to remain in PDP or join another party.

“We do not see him conceding but we want to give Jonathan the benefit of the doubt. He has given enough signs that he does not want peace. Our meeting was disrupted and he has set anti-corruption agencies against our children and relations.

“What I know is that our demands remain sacrosanct. We are building consensus on the need to attend the meeting.”

 

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  1. We all kw that d G7 r out of PDP.

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