By John Alechenu
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has scheduled another round of talks with governors elected on the platform of the party.
The meeting, which started seven minutes ago, is designed to put finishing touches to plans to pick a running mate for Atiku.
A notice of the meeting put out by the Secretariat of the PDP Governors Forum, which was signed by the Director-General of the PDP GF, CID Maduagbanam, was sighted by Vanguard in Abuja.
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According to the notice, the meeting will begin at the Legacy House, Abuja, at 2:30pm.
Yesterday, Tuesday, the National Chairman of the party, Senator Iyiochia Ayu, and members of the committee set up for the purpose, met over same matter.
It was learned that Atiku was not at the meeting, but would meet with the stakeholders as soon as possible. The ongoing meeting could be it.
At the meeting yesterday, Ayu had said the party would name Atiku’s running mate within 48 hours.
Recall that after the primaries, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had given parties till Friday to submit names of their presidential candidates and their running mates.