Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Saraki, Ortom, Tambuwal, Ahmed meet with PDP leaders

By News Express on 19/07/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 943


Senate President Bukola Saraki and some governors met with the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, and other leaders of the party on Wednesday in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.

The governors include Abdufatah Ahmed of Kwara State; Nysome Wike of Rivers State; Samuel Ortom of Benue State and Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State.

The meeting, which took place in Saraki’s residence in Ilorin, was held after the dignitaries attended a prayer session organised for the late mother of Abubakar Kawu Baraje.

A former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido; Senator Lawal Shuaibu; Senator Barnabas Gemade and other prominent political figures were also in attendance at the meeting. Earlier reports had indicated that Ahmed, Tambuwal and Ortom were plotting to pull out of the APC.

On Monday, Ortom announced his defection from the APC noting that he had been given a “red card” in the ruling party and is currently exploring a new option to actualise his future ambition.

Although some of the leaders explained that the gathering was for a religious purpose, Rivers State Governor Wike after the closed-door meeting with Saraki said, that there is nothing wrong for political friends to come together and discuss.

“As top officials, we have come here to rally round him (Baraje) at this moment that he lost his lovely mother. We came here only for that purpose.

“And even if you say the meeting is for politics of course when you see your colleagues, you need to chat and compare notes from what you have been doing,” he said.

Meanwhile, Governor Ahmed says he is yet to take a decision on his political future with the APC.

A statement signed on Wednesday by his Senior Special Adviser on Media, Muyideen Akorede explained that his presence today in Ilorin, alongside that of the Senate President, Saraki, PDP Chairman, Secondus, Governors Ortom, Tambuwal, Wike, and other prominent political figures was for the burial rites of the late mother of the politician, Alhaji Kawu Baraje.

He said the meeting was not for the purpose of a political realignment and he is yet to be briefed on any planned defection. (ChannelsTV)

 

 

Source News Express

Posted 19/07/2018 05:21:28 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Business School Netherlands partners Indomie on Youth Entrepreneurship...

Oronto’s death, a devastating personal loss —Uduaghan

Kenyan President lambasts International Criminal Court over victimisation,...

China bails out Petrobras’ $14 billion refinery misadventure...

Waivers: The truth behind the anti-Okonjo-Iweala campaign

Senate suspends plenary in honour of late Sen....

OAU, UNIPORT get new governing councils

Kidnapping: Niger Police Command re-strategises

TY Danjuma’s call to arms a declaration of...

SERAP to FG: Explain why Nigerians still drink...

What is in a certificate?

Anambra police in partnership with kidnappers? HURIWA urges...

 

Latest News BREAKING NEWS: INEC registers 23 new political parties (See Full List) Boko Haram attacks 3 nations in 1 week; slain officer buried without army’s admission of casualties Amaechi’s 2nd term as Presidential Campaign DG and Buhari’s chances in the 2019 polls BREAKING: Osinbajo orders immediate overhaul of SARS MASSOB bans Kano Governor from visiting Aba, receiving chieftaincy title Saraki, Dogara dash hopes of early reconvening of National Assembly 2019: Southern forum gives conditions for backing presidential aspirants Blind Imolites block Government House to protest Okorocha’s failed promises 2019: Tambuwal, Atiku in closed-door meeting over PDP presidential ticket US lawmaker in fake certificate scandal Dismissed policeman commits suicide after infecting nine-year-old girl, five others with HIV Cleric slumps, dies while officiating wedding

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (376,425 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (365,896 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (295,577 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (241,340 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (221,926 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (216,780 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (192,076 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (174,221 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (159,355 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (157,790 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (152,285 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (142,710 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (56) Business & Economy (3,445) Business Verdict (48) Columnists (907) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (526) Features (632) Global Business Monitor (293) International (2,263) Interview (161) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (134) News (37,990) Opinion (1,056) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,025) Religion (814) Sports (1,643) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Liverpool Destroying West Ham 4-0 - Highlights

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement