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NewPDP Leaders Meet Osinbajo, Set To Take Final Decision (Pics)

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday met behind closed doors with members of the defunct new Peoples Democratic Party.

Top members of the national assembly and other political leaders in the group were present.

The meeting was held inside Osinbajo’s official residence, Akinola Aguda House, in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Members of the nPDP had recently protested what they called their nationalisation in the ruling All Progressives Congress, among other allegations.

Those who attended the fence-mending meeting included the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; Leader of the nPDP, Kawu Baraje; Senator Rabiu Kwakwanso; former Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako; a former leader of the PDP, Senator Barnabas Gemade; and former governor of Gombe State, Senator Danjuma Goje, among others.

“We are members of the new PDP, a chunk of the new PDP in the APC that presented a letter requesting that our complaints and grievances should be looked into.

“We copied the President and the Vice-President. The party had invited us earlier on and now it’s the turn of the Vice President. Probably the next one will be the President,” Baraja told State House correspondents at the end of the meeting.

When asked if they were satisfied with the intervention of the Vice-President, he said, “So far, so good. It is a good beginning and we are looking forward to some of the promises made.

“There will be other meetings because we will further go into sub-committees that will now identify specific and general problems. It is from there we will proceed to the President. But it is a good beginning.”

When asked specifically if members of the group were considering leaving the APC, he said, “It is too early to talk about that.”

The group is expected to meet in the coming days to take a final position.