Jonathan, PDP governors, others meet over party crisis…three aggrieved governors in attendance

By The Citizen

President Goodluck Jonathan last night met with governors elected under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), including three of those that recently defected to the All Progressive Congress (APC).

Alhaji Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano State and Governor Aliyu Wamako of Sokoto State made a surprise appearance at a peace parley at the presidential villa yesterday.

Kwankwaso and Wamako were driven into the premises of the First Lady Conference Hall, Presidential Villa venue of the meeting in the same car at about 9pm.

They arrived about an hour after one of the aggrieved governors who did not defect to APC, Aliyu arrived the venue.

Aliyu; and the National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), were already seated at the venue when the two governors arrived.

The Chairman, Board of Trustees of the PDP, Chief Tony Anenih, who also arrived before them went to confer with the President inside his residence before joining them at the venue.

Jonathan and Vice President Namadi Sambo arrived the venue at about 9.50pm.

At 10pm, PDP governors who had earlier met in the lodge of their chairman, Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State inside Asokoro arrived the venue of the meeting.

Those who arrived alongside Akpabio were the governors of Abia, Kebbi, Kogi, Katsina, Bauchi, Plateau, Enugu, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Delta, Ebonyi, Kaduna and Taraba States.