In a bid to resolve the crisis in the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), President Goodluck Jonathan will today meet with two of the seven aggrieved governors .
The G2 Governors who are still in the party, Babangida Aliyu of Niger State, and Sule Lamido of Jigawa State had joined 5 others to stage a walkout in protest at the August 31 special national convention of PDP in Abuja.
They had immediately formed a splinter group within PDP, New PDP but the other 5 Governors that made up the G7 defected to the All Progressives Congress on November 26.
Sunday’s meeting is part of the initial meeting to have been held with the governors that defected but President Jonathan had postponed the meeting citing doctor’s report to allow him rest after a trip from the United Kingdom where he fell ill.
The meeting is important to the President who is the leader of the party as the exit of governors Abdulfatah Ahmed (Kwara), Aliyu Wamakko (Sokoto), Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers), Murtala Nyako (Adamawa), and Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano) has been seen as a major blow and set back to the party ahead of 2015 elections.