The Baraje nPDP Led Faction To meet Vice President Osinbajo And President Muhammadu Buahri
Still on the grievances of members of the new Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) faction of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), another meeting between the group and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as well as President Muhammadu Buhari will hold today in Abuja.
Thisday reports that the group will meet the Vice President and subsequently, President Buhari later in the day to intimate him about the outcome of their meeting.
The nPDP group led by a former acting chairman of the PDP and now a chieftain of the APC, Alhaji Abubakar Baraje made this known in an interview with journalists in Ilorin on Sunday.
The APC chieftain commended members of his group and concerned Nigerians who share their views and concerns about the plight of the nPDP members in APC.
Baraje who expressed faith in the meeting between Osinbajo and Buhari, noted that it will result in APC coming out stronger and more “united in the general interest of the citizenry“.
He also noted that the next line of action of his group will be determined by the outcome of today’s meeting.
Last Saturday, the hierarchy of the defunct new Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) constituted task teams to help it navigate through the seeming political logjam it has found itself.
The group which played a very vital role in the victory of the APC at the 2015 presidential election is aggrieved and has complained of what it described as the lack of patronage and maltreatment of its members by the APC-led Federal Government.
Naija News recalls that the aggrieved members led by Kawu baraje had reportedly given a seven days Ultimatum to meet Buhari after which they may be forced to take some drastic actions that may divide the APC.
In a statement issued by the Kawu Baraje after the group’s deliberations, the group said it has constituted Committees to take charge of the various issues especially on how to rescue Nigeria from economic, social, political and especially security challenges.
” Nigerians may recall that members of the former New PDP Block within the All Progressives Congress (APC) addressed a letter dated April 27, 2018 to the Chairman of APC where we informed the party of our grievances and expectations from both the party and government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Following this development, the party invited us and we honoured their invitation for a meeting. We met with the leadership of the party last week during which we resolved to report the outcome of our meeting to our members and stakeholders before arriving at any decision or proceeding with the next phase of discussions or actions with the APC and government.
“I am glad to inform you therefore that we have briefed our members at a meeting convened in Abuja on Wednesday, 23rd May 2018 where we reviewed the state of the nation and our party, APC and constituted Committees on various issues especially on how to rescue Nigeria from economic, social, political and especially security challenges,” the statement said
According to the statement, the meeting was well attended by members of the nPDP including serving and former Governors, Senators, Members of the House of Representatives, and other aggrieved APC stakeholders.
Meanwhile, some members of the main opposition party, Peoples democratic Party, PDP are reportedly taking advantage of the situation to woo the aggrieved members to defect to their party.