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PDP Convention: Jonathan to meet Bode George, Adeniran, others

Former President Goodluck Jonathanon Monday, in Abuja, began a move to reconcile aggrieved members of the

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday began moves to reconcile members who became aggrieved during and after Saturday’s elective national convention which produced Prince Uche Secondus as National Chairman.

Former President Goodluck Jonathan is leading the reconciliation team.

The former president has assembled a team of his loyalists which include his former Minister of Special Duties, Tanimu Turaki (SAN); a former Minister of State for Finance, Amb. Bashir Yuguda; a former Minister of Finance, Nanadi Usman; and King Turner.

The Punch reports that The former President, on Monday, led his team to the house of a former Minister of National Planning, Prof. Suleiman Abubakar, in Abuja.

Suleiman had threatened to challenge the outcome of the convention in court, saying his name was technically omitted among those contesting the position of the National Publicity Secretary.

A source at the meeting said the former President asked him to sheathe his sword and let bygones be bygones.

Confirming the visit to the newspaper Suleiman said he thanked the former President and promised not to go to court.

He said, “Yes, it was true they visited me. I thanked him for the visit and his compassionate posture, that indeed he is a consummate leader worthy of emulation and that he has indeed inspired me more and I promised I would take to his advice.”

Other aggrieved members Jonathan’s team is expected to visit include Chief Bode George and Prof. Tunde Adeniran.

 

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