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PDP crisis: G7 Govs, Baraje make u-turn  agree to Jonathan’s meeting

By Henry Umoru
ABUJA-THE Abubakar Kawu Baraje led Peoples Democratic Party, PDP yesterday made a U- turn and agreed to be part of tomorrow’s meeting by President Goodluck Jonathan as a way of ending the lingering political crisis rocking the PDP.

The new PDD had last week written to the president seeking permission to be absent at the very important meeting on the grounds that the aggrieved governors and some members of the Baraje led new PDP have travelled for Hajj and on that note, they will no be able to attend the meeting.

But in a statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the New PDP, Eze Chukwuemeka Eze and captioned breaking news however noted that the meeting still holds 7th October.

Eze said, “Alhaji  Abaubakar Kawu Baraje the National Chairman of PDP just called from Saudi Arabia around 9pm on 6th October, 2013 to direct that the Governors and stakeholders of PDP under his administration that includes Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State, Alh. Babangida Aliyu of Niger State, Alh. Kwankwaso of Kano State who are yet to travel to Mecca should meet with the National Leader of our party and President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency Dr Goodluck Jonathan by 9am on 7th October at the seat of power in Abuja to formally obtain permission from Mr. president to shift the meeting date to a more convenient date when all our leaders may have come back from performing the Haji operation.

“Shifting the meeting to morning period is to allow the mentioned Governors apart from Gov Amaechi to travel to Mecca later in the day of 7th October, 2013 for the Haji operation.

“According to the National Chairman, Alh. Kawu Baraje, this step is bore out of the plea by President Jonathan  and respect we have for his office


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