Breaking: PDP holds expanded caucus meeting, vows to unseat APC in 2019

By Dirisu Yakubu
ABUJA-The leadership of the peoples Democratic party, PDP is currently holding its expanded caucus meeting at the party’s national Secretariat, Wadata Plaza, Abuja.

From the left, Former Minister for Health, Prof. ABC Nwosu; Former Minister for Interior, Comrade Abba Moro; Former Minister for Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode and the Former Minister for Works, Chief Mike Onolemen during the meeting of the Former PDP Ministers’ Forum at Asokoro, Abuja.

In attendance are political heavyweights including former president, Goodluck Jonathan, who arrived the venue to a rousing applause from members of the party, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, Ifeanyi Okowa, Nyesom Wike, Emmanuel Udom, Ibrahim Dankwambo, Ishaku Dairus and Ayodele Fayose, governors of Delta, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Gombe, Taraba and Ekiti States respectively.

Others include former national chairmen of the party, including Chief Vincent ogbulafor, Chief Amadu Ali, former Senate president, Sen. David Mark, former Senate Leader, Teslim Folarin, ex- Senate Leader, Abdul Ningi and former Deputy President of the Senate, Ibrahim Mantu

This is the first of such meeting that the party is holding in the last 13 months owing to protracted legal battle that was last Wednesday laid to rest by the Supreme Court.

The meeting is expected to reach major decisions on the way forward after the supreme court judgement.

Issues regarding national convention to elect principal leaders of the party and how to reconcile all aggrieved members top the agenda of the meeting.

Former President Goodluck Jonathan urged leaders of the party to focus on rebuilding on rebuilding the party structures which were almost destroyed while the leadership tussle lingered.

Makarfi is upbeat at the chances of the party in the next elections, saying , “Only a miracle will stop the PDP from regaining power from the APC in 2019.

On his part, Ekiti State governor charged party leaders to go back to the grassroots to mobilise thier people ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Fayose said: “APC will soon die for PDP to regain power. If your brother is alive, you cannot inherit his property. He will need to die before you can inherit his property. These people must go; I say they must go. Now, the coast is clear. If this party bounce back, we need to regain the confidence of Nigerians.”

The meeting continues tomorrow.

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