Jonathan,G7 Meeting: “All Parties To Sheath Their Swords”

President-Goodluck-jonathan 600At the end of a meeting between President Goodluck Jonathan and the G7 “rebel” governors it was resolved to call on “all parties to sheath their swords”.The meeting was held on Sunday night in Abuja.
The communiqué which was read by Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger State ,“With a view to resolving the recent crisis in our party and sequel to the number of meetings convened by leaders and stakeholders and the governors of Adamawa, Niger, Rivers, Kwara, Sokoto, Jigawa, Akwa Ibom, Kogi, Kano and Cross Rivers states met with the President, the Vice -President and the chairman of the BOT and extensively deliberated on various issues over a three -day period.
Aliyu ,one of the New PDP rebels said “The meetings were cordial and deliberations fruitful with a clear commitments on all sides to resolve all issues raised at the meetings.
“The meeting also called on all parties to sheath their swords and avoid further inflammatory comments on issues particularly during the course of our deliberations as we have all agreed to resolve all the differences.
“In the interim, all parties have accepted to commence immediate action and agreed towards complete resolution of all matters and continue to meet until all processes toward reconciliation are concluded amicably.”
He added that “meetings will continue on October 7, 2013.” It added that both sides would ensure that the problems in the party were resolved.
“We will make sure and ensure that there is progress in resolving the crisis.”
Other New PDP governors in attendance included Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers), Rabiu Kwakwanso (Kano), Murtala Nyako (Adamawa), Sule Lamido (Jigawa) and Abdulfattah Ahmed (Kwara).
Members of the Bamanga Tukur-led PDP in attendance were Liyel Imoke (Cross River) Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom) and Idris Wada (Kogi).

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