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Published On: Tue, Aug 26th, 2014

Adamawa: Jonathan meets PDP governors, officials

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pdp logoBy Lawrence Olaoye

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday held a closed door meeting with National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, and some state governors elected on the party’s platform.

Although the agenda of the secret meeting was not disclosed to newsmen, there were insinuations that it may not be unconnected with the on-coming governorship election in Adamawa state.

A source within the PDP disclosed that Mu’azu at the meeting conferred with the party stakeholders on how to handle the issue of waivers for those aspirants on the platform of the party jostling for its tickets to contest the Adamawa state October 11 governorship bye election.

Those seeking waivers in order to contest the Adamawa governorship election include the former EFCC chairman, Malam Nuhu Ribadu; former Lagos state Military Administrator, Gen, Mohammed Buba Marwa (rtd) and the former 2011 governorship candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Rngnr. Marcus Gundiri.

The trio recently dumped the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) for the ruling PDP.

The source also added that the latest development in Enugu state, where the deputy governor was impeached in spite of all entreaties to Governor Sullivan Chime to spare him, was also discussed.

Those PDP governors who attended the meeting, which lasted a few hours, included the chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum (PDPGF) and Akwa Ibom state governor, Godswill Akpabio; Governor Lyel Imoke, of Cross River state; Governor Ibrahim Shema, of Katsina state and Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo, of Gombe state.


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