Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday led elders of people Democratic Party into the PDP protracted crisis, saying the move was to “prevent the party from going to the brink.”
The meeting, which was held at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja had in attendance former PDP National Chairman, Barnabas Gamade, Former Head of State Ibrahim Babangida, Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, and Chairman Board of Trustee PDP, Chief Tony Aninh.
Tukur was accompanied by the National Auditor, Adewale Adeyanju, the Acting National Secretary, Aderemi Akitoye; Governor Henry Seriake-Dickson of Bayelsa State, Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State; Jonah Jang of Plateau; Liyel Imoke of Cross River; Idris Wada of Kogi; Theodore Orji of Abia; Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta, Ibrahim Shema of Katsina and Isa Yuguda of Bauchi while Baraje was accompanied by Governors Sule Lamido of Jigawa, Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto, Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers, the group’ s secretary, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, the deputy national chairman, Dr. Sam Sam Jaja, Senator Bukola Saraki and Senator Abdullahi Adamu.
Addressing news men after the meeting, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, who apologised on behalf of former Vice President, Alex Ekwueme and Chief Solomon Lar who were not in the country said: “I thank you for exercising patience. You have seen five us. As select elders of the party we have taken it upon ourselves to prevent the worst from happening to our party. Two of us, Lar and Ekueme are abroad and could not join us but we are carrying them along. But suffice to say that there is family dispute within the PDP which we want to stem the tide of and and prevent our party from going to the brink. And I want to say that we have met with the two sides of the family. We have listened to them and of course we are going to put our heads together and go on from there.”