Former President Jonathan And PDP Givernors Meet Over Party Crisis

Former President Goodluck Jonathan met with governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party in Abuja on Monday night over the lingering crisis in the former ruling party.

The meeting, which started a few minutes after 6pm, was held at the office of the former President located at Maitama District. It ended at exactly 10.07pm.

The governors were led to the meeting by the chairman of their forum, who is also the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose.

Others governors at the meeting were Ibrahim Dankwambo (Gombe); Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia); Dave Umahi (Ebonyi); Seriake Dickson(Bayelsa); Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom); Darius Ishaku (Taraba); Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta); Ben Ayade (Cross River); and Ipalibo Baligo(Deputy Governor of Rivers State).

At the end of the meeting, Fayose told reporters that the governors had decided to find a political solution to the crisis in the party.

In his reply, Sheriff told our correspondent that he was ready to follow the path of peace as presented by the governors.

He said there was no way he would allow the party to die, adding that anytime the governors call for meeting, he would be glad to attend.

Sheriff, who spoke through the party’s National Secretary, Prof. Wale Oladipo, appealed to all well-meaning members of the party to watch the way they speak.

Cc: Punch