FROM TAIWO AMODU, Abuja
The aggrieved faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday held a meeting at the Kano State governors lodge, Asokoro Abuja. Details of the meeting which was presided over by the factional chairman, Alhaji Kawu Baraje was sketchy as at press time.
But the agenda of the meeting, which was made available at the weekend was the way forward for the group, as a result of the credibility crisis thrown up by the judgment of a federal high court which had pronounced the parallel National Working Committee led by Kawu Baraje and Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola illegal.
Justice Elvis Chukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja had restrained the Baraje group from parading itself as the authentic leadership of the party and further declared the party’s National Working Committee under Bamanga Tukur as the duly constituted national executive of the party.
According to the judge, with the provision of Section 222 and 223 of the Electoral Act as amended and the PDP Constitution as amended, the Abubakar Baraje-led faction could not nullify the PDP convention that brought Tukur and the NWC to power.
The National Publicity Secretary of the faction, Eze Chukwuemeka Eze told Daily Sun on phone that a communique of their resolutions would be made available today.
Daily Sun checks revealed that governors of Rivers, Adamawa, Sokoto, Jigawa and Kano were present. Two governors belonging to the G-7 governors , Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed and Babangida Aliyu, governors of Kwara and Niger states, respectively were absent.
Further checks revealed that former Kebbi State governor, who was the FCT minister under the late President, Umaru Yar’Adua, Adamu Aliero was a new entrant into the fold of the aggrieved faction.
But unlike their initial boast that about five new governors would pledge loyalty to their camp, last night, none of the 16 governors loyal to the Presidency and the Bamanga Tukur-led National Working Committee was sighted at the venue of the meeting.
Also present was the former Kwara State governor and chairman, Senate Committee on Environment, Senator Bukola Saraki.
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