The New Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under the leadership of Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje said Wednesday it has sent an emissary to President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, seeking a postponement of the reconciliation meeting billed for next week Monday, October 7.
A statement by Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze,the faction’s spokesman said this decision was taken last night during the Caucus Meeting of the New PDP held at the Adamawa State Government Lodge, Asokoro, Abuja, during which it was discovered that the date of the proposed peace meeting clashes with this year’s Hajj, in which several of our key members are billed to participate.
Eze also hinted that “five other Governors .. have indicated interest to join us by next week”.But he has did not reveal the names of the new rebels.
According to him, “Our National Chairman, Alhaji Baraje, and most of our other key members, including most of the G7 Governors and the five other Governors that have indicated interest to join us by next week, as well as members of the National Assembly, Former Governors, and business moguls, are billed to perform the Hajj, which is already in operation”
“Alhaji Baraje, the Progressive Governors and other stakeholders performing the Hajj have been mandated to use the opportunity offered by the Holy Pilgrimage to pray for the restoration of peace and unity in our great party, PDP, as well as in our dear country, Nigeria”Eze said .
Also the statement said its “NWC billed for October 5th is hereby called off until our National Chairman comes back from the Hajji.
“We sincerely regret the inconvenience(s) in any form this may cause our beloved President, party faithfuls and Nigerians’ as praying to our God should be the utmost part from us particularly now knowing very well that with God the elusive peace in our party and country can be achieved” the statement said.