Governors of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP Friday night set up a high powered reconciliation committee to assist the National Working Committee (NWC) reconcile aggrieved members of the party.
The committee also will help in reconciling five aggrieved governors that have defected to APC. Rivers Rotimi Amaechi; Murtala Nyako of Adamawa; Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano; Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara and Aliyu Wammako of Sokoto
Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum, Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State after a meeting of the PDP Governors in Katsina made the announcement to newsmen.
Akpabio said, the PDP Governors condemned the call by the APC that its members in the National Assembly should stall the passage of the 2014budget and confirmation of the Service Chiefs by the National Assembly as ‘unpatriotic and unwarranted’.
Akpabio said that the appointment of the Service Chiefs in the first place was aimed at curbing the security challenges in the country.
The chairman of the PDP Governors Forum therefore called on the National Assembly to immediately confirm all the Service Chiefs and pass the 2014 budget without further delay.
On the setting up of the Reconciliation Committee, Akpabio said the aim was to help the PDP NWC ensure total reconciliation including all the governors and members of National Assembly that have defected.
The PDP Governors also commended President Goodluck Jonathan for the peaceful change of leadership from the former national chairman of PDP, Bamanga Tukur to the new national chairman, Adamu Muazu.
Akpabio said that the peaceful change of leadership was sign of maturity on the part of President Jonathan who is the leader of PDP.
The PDP Governors commended Tukur on his appointment as the chairman of the Nigeria Railway Corporation.
The governors also commended what they described as the developmental strides of the Katsina state government.
Friday’s meeting of the PDP Governors is the first meeting outside Abuja.