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PDP reconciliation: Saraki can’t be bought by anybody – BoT Chairman

Wali who spoke shortly after the BoT meeting with Saraki's committee said, “We trust Saraki."

The Chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Walid Jibrin, on Thursday, said the party is fully in support of the immediate past Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to lead the party’s national reconciliation committee.

Wali, who spoke shortly after the BoT’s meeting with Saraki’s committee, said: “We trust Saraki.”

He added: “We know he is the kind of person that cannot be bought by anybody. So, we will fully support him and will continue to give him our support 100 per cent.”

He expressed optimism that, with the quality of leaders like Saraki and other members of the committee, the party would be unified and repositioned to reclaim power in the 2023 general elections.

“We have given them 100 per cent support to carry out this assignment. They are fearless.

“They should not fear anybody, and no issue of money should be involved in this exercise,” Wali stressed.

He said the Board members have given recommendations that will enrich report and assignment of the committee.

Speaking alongside the BoT chairman, Saraki said that the committee’s efforts so far has inspired a lot of enthusiasm.

“It is a good sign and the work has just begun. We are going to reach out to everybody, everybody that matters.

“Everybody has a role to play. As I said yesterday [Wednesday] that we started the process with the former president.

“Yesterday [Wednesday] was with former governors and deputies. Today, we are meeting with BOT. We are reaching out to former leaders of the National Assembly, founding fathers.

“Next week, hopefully, we are having session with women and youths and will bring them together in the issue of reconciliation and more participation and other issues,” he added.