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Why Jonathan met PDP governors

The closed door meeting, held at First Lady Wing of the State House, began at 9pm and ended at 12.05am.Abia State Governor Theodore Orji told…

The closed door meeting, held at First Lady Wing of the State House, began at 9pm and ended at 12.05am.
Abia State Governor Theodore Orji told journalists that the meeting was aimed at fortifying the PDP with a view to ensuring that candidates emerge through credible primaries.
Kogi State Deputy Governor Yomi Awoniyi, who represented his boss, Idris Wada, said the meeting discussed ways of repositioning the PDP properly to serve Nigerians better.
“Mr President called the PDP governors and we had a very good meeting. It is all about repositioning the party properly in order to serve Nigerian citizens very well. It was a very cordial meeting and the resolutions reached will be made public by the appropriate quarters,” he said.
On what the future holds for the PDP given the strength of the opposition, Awoniyi said the party had a very bright prospect in the 2015 general elections.
“The prospect of the PDP in the 2015 general elections is equally very bright. Yes, there is an opposition quite in place, but the party is working very hard to maintain the pride of place we have always had since 1999. We’re watching very closely and appropriate steps will be taken, and with active support of the electorate, we believe we will do very well in 2015,” he said.
Also speaking, Adamawa State Governor Bala Ngilari said: “We had a session with the president to brainstorm since we are in the season of electioneering now. Party primaries are coming up. So, we just came to exchange ideas and strategise on the way forward.”
Ngilari declined comments on whether the meeting discussed the president’s declaration of intention to seek re-election in 2015.
Present at the meeting were Vice President Mohammed Namadi Sambo and the governors of Kebbi, Kaduna, Gombe, Adamawa, Bauchi, Ondo, Ebonyi, Akwa Ibom, Delta, Cross River, Katsina, Abia, Bayelsa and Niger states.
Others were the acting governor of Taraba State as well as the deputy governors of Kogi and Nasarawa states.

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