he Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) appears to have finally dumped Acting President Goodluck Jonathan, with its resolve yesterday, that the north will be allowed to complete its tenure of eight years.
Addressing reporters after a meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party with the 22 PDP governors, National Chairman of the party, Prince Vincent Ogbulafor, said the presidency was in the south for eight years and it is expected that the north should be allowed to also complete its eight years.
He said: “As you know, the south has just completed its eight years. So we agreed that the north must be allowed to complete its eight years too.”
Many analysts had argued that the meeting was held to avert the wrath of Save Nigeria Group (SNG) which had warned that it would mobilize Nigerians if the health status of President Umaru Yar’Adua was not made public.
However, Ogbulafor said the major issue discussed was the zoning formula of the party.
On why Acting President Jonathan has not been allowed access to President Yar’Adua, Prince Ogbulafor said the President was still resting and should be given time to recuperate.
“The Acting President is not an ambitious man and since the President has just return, he will need time to rest and I am sure that very soon he will see him.
“I have not seen the President; as you know he has just returned and must be allowed to rest. We discussed national issues, and the zoning policy of our party.”
Meanwhile, 36 governors held their regular meeting yesterday at the Kwara State Governor’s lodge on Jose Martins Crescent of Asokoro and came out without a communiqué.
After the meeting, journalists were expecting briefing from the meeting, but the Oyo State Governor, Chief Alao Akala who came out seconds after Governor of Borno State shouted “no communiqué, no communiqué.”
But Chairman of the Governors Forum and Governor of Kwara State, Bukola Saraki, said the governors will brief the press after meeting with the Acting President at the Villa.
After the meeting however, the governors said they merely went to pay homage to Jonathan and to assure him of their support and loyalty.
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