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2011: 3 govs move to end north, south’s rift

Worried by squabble between the northern and southern politicians in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the 2011 elections, three northern governors from Sokoto, Jigawa and Adamawa states yesterday met in Sokoto and agreed to do whatever it takes to bring cohesion and restore stability in the party.

The meeting, reportedly held behind closed doors at Government House Sokoto by the three
governors, had to do with the problem caused by which area of the country should present the presidential candidate of the PDP for the 2011 polls.

In a communiqué signed by Governors Aliyu Wamakko, Sule Lamido and Alhaji Murtala Nyako, after the meeting, expressed concern about the cohesion of the party as a platform for national unity and stability.
According to the communiqué, as governors, they shall do all within their powers and ability
to ensure that the unity of the party is maintained across all divides.

“To this end, we shall continue to reach out to all stakeholders with a view to achieving the desired objectives”, the communiqué read.

Sunday Vanguard learnt that another meeting of the governors has been slated for Adamawa State for further deliberations on the situation in the PDP.

The visiting governors also condoled and commiserated with the state government over the recent flood disaster that ravaged 11 local government areas of the state.


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