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Vice President: Jonathan, PDP in crucial meeting

From left, Kogi State Governor, Ibrahim Idris; Ekiti State Governor, Olusegun Oni; Bayelsa State Governor, Timiprye Sylver; Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole; Imo State Governor Ikedi Ohakim; Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi; Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime and Kwara State Governor Bukola Saraki as Governors paid a condolence visit to President Goodluck Jonathan at the Aguda House, Abuja. Photo: Abayomi Adeshida

BARELY 24 hours after he was sworn in, President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday held a marathon meeting with the Prince Vincent Ogbulafor led National Working Committee, NWC members of the ruling Peoples Democratic party, PDP.
In attendance were PDP National Chairman, Prince Vincent Ogbulafor and his Deputy, Dr. Bello Haliru Mohammed, the National Secretary, Abubakar Kawu Baraje, Deputy National Secretary, Musa Babayo, National Auditor, Samuel Ortom, the Treasurer, William Makinde, and the National Publicity Secretary, Professor Rufai Ahmed Alkali.

Ogbulafor who later came back to the Secretariat after the meeting described the meeting as’ fine and successful’
It was gathered that besides visiting President Goodluck Jonathan to congratulate him after being sworn in by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Aloysius Katsina_Alu on Thursday, the leadership had to brainstorm with him on  how the Vice President of Nigeria would emerge.

The PDP leadership as gathered also used the opportunity to condole with President Jonathan over the death of his predecessor, Alhaji Umaru Yar’Adua.

The source said that it is expected that the party would ask the zone which is producing the Vice President to send three names and it will thereafter verify if such persons are true members of the PDP.

Though the North is going to produce the position, but it is not too clear if the North West would have it, just as the source disclosed that other meetings will be held on the issue this week


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