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*Jonathan Holds Crisis Meetings In Aso Villa with Obasanjo and Rebel Governors** by luvola(m): 3:23am On Sep 02, 2013
President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday command two separate meetings with former President Olusegun Obasanjo and 16 Peoples Democratic Party in what is believed to be his bid to resolve the crisis that led to the emergence of a splinter group in the party.

He first met behind closed doors with Obasanjo for about two hours inside his official residence in the Presidential Villa, Abuja and then the governors, including four of the seven that are the arrowheads of the splinter group known as the new PDP.

The four are Babangida Aliyu (Niger), Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano), Muritala Nyako (Adamawa) and Abdulfatah Ahmed (Kwara).The other governors in the Group of Seven are Aliyu Wamakko (Sokoto), Sule Lamido (Jigawa) and Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers).

The G-7 and a founding member, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, had walked out of the PDP special convention in Abuja on Saturday and consequently, announced the formation of the new PDP.

Also in the faction are a former Acting National Chairman of the PDP, Kawu Baraje; a suspended National Secretary, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola; and a former National Deputy National Chairman, Dr. Sam Jaja.

They were said to have been miffed by the way Dr. Bamanga Tukur and the Presidency had been running the party to the exclusion of other critical stakeholders.

Less than 24 hours after the splinter group emerged, Obasanjo, who did not attend the special national convention at the Eagles Square, Abuja, showed up at the Presidential Villa.

Decked in a white flowing dress (agbada) and a traditional cap, Obasanjo first joined Jonathan and his wife, Patience, for Sunday service at the Aso Villa Chapel .

The former President’s visit coincided with that of the President of Benin Republic, Boni Yayi, who also worshipped with the first family inside the chapel.

After the service, Jonathan led his guests to the children church where they took turns to pray for the children.

The President, former President, Yayi and the Chief of Staff to the President, Chief Mike Oghiadomhe, thereafter retired into the President’s residence “for lunch.”

It was however learnt that the President discussed issues bordering on the crisis in the PDP with Obasanjo and bilateral relations with Yayi.

It will be recalled that Wamakko, Aliyu, Kwankwaso, Nyako and Lamido had met with Obasanjo in his Abeokuta, Ogun State residence as part of their nationwide consultations over the state of the nation and the party.

They also met with former military dictators, Gen. Abdusalami Abubakar and Gen. Ibrahim Babangida in Minna, Niger State.

As part of efforts to resolve the crisis, Obasanjo had in August met with PDP governors inside the Presidential Villa for two days.The meeting did not however yield any positive result.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, confirmed to journalists that Jonathan met with Obasanjo and Yayi after worshipping together at the chapel.

In a brief statement made available to journalists, Abati explained that Obasanjo did not participate in the bilateral talks between the President and Yayi. He however did not say what his boss dscussed with the former President.

The statement reads, “President Goodluck Jonathan met on Sunday at the Presidential Villa with President Boni Yayi of neighbouring Benin Republic.

“Both leaders attended Sunday service together at the Villa Chapel before proceeding to the presidential residence for lunch and bilateral talks.

“The talks between them focussed on issues related to the strengthening of developmental cooperation between Nigeria and Benin Republic, including trade and economic relations.

“Former President Olusegun Obasanjo worshipped with President Jonathan and President Yayi at the Presidential Villa but did not participate in the talks between them.”
* Jonathan’s meeting with sixteen govs
Hours when meeting with the previous President and Yayi, a meeting was also held with Governors Aliyu, Kwankwaso, Isa Yuguda (Bauchi), Nyako (Adamawa), Idris Wada (Kogi), Liyel Imoke (Cross River), Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom), and Ahmed.
Others were Emmanuel Uduaghan (Delta), Abraham Shema (Katsina), Ramalan Yero (Kaduna), Garba Umar (Taraba Acting Governor), Seidu Dakingari (Kebbi), Theodore Orji (Abia), Abraham Dankwambo (Gombe) and Jonah Jang (Plateau).
As at 9.25pm when president jonathan arrived the venue of the meeting, the sixteen governors had taken their seats within the first Lady’s conference room in the Presidential Villa
The PDP professional lawyer, Mr. Joe Gadzama (SAN), additionally attended the meeting aboard the Secretary to the govt. of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim and also the National Security adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.)

• Obasanjo sues for peace

Obasanjo expressed concern over the event and known as on each sides to take care of the established order. He assured in a very transient statement on Sunday evening that a gathering of the elders of the PDP would be convened before the end of the week over the matter.
The statement reads, “The state of affairs in our ruling PDP when the convention on saturday and also the parallel convention same day has given concern to any or all well-meaning members of the party and notably to the elders of the party.
“While some elders in the party creating efforts to urge things resolved as before long as potential, it's imperative to emphasize that the move can bring back peace and come it to its vigorous and dynamic election-winning ways that.
“I wish to turbulently charm to either side for currently to sheath their swords, maintain the established order, with earliest conveyance of the elders’ meeting before end of the week. Members of the party equally enjoined to stay calm till the elders’ complete their peace-making meeting.”

• Amaechi, others shouldn’t misdemean – Presidency

There were but discordant tunes by the Presidency, Obasanjo and also the Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, Chief Godswill Akpabio, on the factionalisation of the PDP.

While the Presidency, through the Special adviser to the President on Political Matters, Ahmed Gulak, blew hot on Sunday over the event, Obasanjo and Akpabio preached reconciliation.

Gulak lamented the formation of the new PDP was the “height of irresponsibleness.”
He aforementioned if the intention of the seven governors was to cause crisis within the party and so jump ship, they'd not succeed.

The presidential aide reiterated that with the provisions of the 1999 Constitution, the Electoral Act and other provisional laws, the governors and also the others in their cluster had no basis to misdemean or be freewheeling.
Gulak aforementioned though the PDP remained one united family, it wouldn't be stirred if a number of its members opted to become “prodigal sons or daughters.”

He opined that president jonathan wasn't disturbed concerning the event attributable to his belief that everyone have the right to contest for any position in the country.
Gulak said, “That development is that the height of irresponsibleness. no one expected individuals in their positions as governors to try and do that. they ought to grasp what the law says. they ought to grasp what INEC regulative Act says.
“They ought to grasp that there's only 1 PDP and if they need to precipitate crisis within the PDP, they'll not succeed. If they need to depart PDP and be a part of another cluster, they're at liberty to try and do thus.
“As way as we have a tendency to area unit involved, there's one PDP and also the party had its national convention yesterday (Saturday) and that we elective officers to fill the vacancies within the National operating Committee.
“As way because the PDP thinks about, we have a tendency to stay a united family however if your son or girl decides to be a prodigal son or girl, so be it. however we have a tendency to plead with them to be reasonable; to be law-abiding; to understand that no-one is on top of the law.


“The Electoral Act and also the constitution and living laws area unit terribly clear on this issue. they need no basis in any respect for misbehaving; they need no reasons in any respect to be freewheeling. they ought to come to their senses and abide by the foundations and laws if they need to continue in PDP.
“But if they need determined to abandon PDP, jump ship and be a part of another organisation or kind another organisation, they're at liberty. we have a tendency to don't seem to be perturbed; we have a tendency to don't seem to be disturbed. everyone has the proper to be after to the very best position during this country.”

•Akpabio vows to reunite aggrieved govs

Akwa Ibom State Governor and Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, Chief Godswill Akpabio, had told journalists at the Eagle sq. venue of the convention that he would reconcile the aggrieved governors.
He said, “Let me tell you that a number of my colleagues and that i have resolved here and currently to make sure a complete reconciliation with all people who have grievances. I will tell you that there was a break in communication. i used to be with the previous Vice- President and that we even took photos with the Deputy President of the Senate, President Ekweremadu, at the convention venue.

“This may be a family affair and that i will assure you that in a very few days’ time, this matter would be resolved.”
He additional that the PDP Governors’ Forum had commenced reaching out to the governors and continued their strategy meeting when their group discussion at the Jigawa State Governor’s Lodge in Nigerian capital on saturday.

•Clark blames Obasanjo

A former Minister of information, Chief Edwin Clark, on Sunday asked Nigerians to held Obasanjo liable for the action of the seven PDP governors.

Clark, an avid supporter of jonathan, insisted that Obasanjo was encouraging Lamido and Amaechi to endure Presidency on a joint presidential ambition in 2015.
He told journalists in Nigerian capital (Abuja) that the ambition of the 2 governors was the start of the crisis within the PDP.
He said, “Obasanjo is the one encouraging them; he's pushing governors Lamido and Amaechi to run in 2015, that’s wherever the difficulty started.
“Amaechi thought as a result of legislator Bukola Saraki used the nigeria Governors’ Forum chair to contest to be President, he may additionally use it to become Vice-President and that we have aforementioned within the South-South that we would like President, not Vice-President. So, the cluster of governors that Amaechi has joined believes solely a Northerner will be President.”
On the involvement of the former Vice-President, Clark said, “Abubakar aforementioned he's in PDP, not PDM however all his men are in PDM. Is that a loyal member of the party? All his followers have left. PDM was created by Abubakar.
“Even Governor Nyako had boasted that they'd bury the PDP. allow them to go, however I will tell you that PDP can stay stronger. they'll before long grasp that they're alone. Abubakar has forever been a disloyal person; what he's doing now is what he had done to Obasanjo.”

source : http://www.nairacity.blogspot.com/2013/09/jonathan-holds-crisis-meetings-in-aso.html

Re: *Jonathan Holds Crisis Meetings In Aso Villa with Obasanjo and Rebel Governors** by georjay(m): 5:32am On Sep 02, 2013
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Re: *Jonathan Holds Crisis Meetings In Aso Villa with Obasanjo and Rebel Governors** by jafsumar07: 6:33am On Sep 02, 2013
The 'end time tins' for PDP is @ hand. If d President hs done his home work well, he wldnt need to jostle power with any damned politician. Now any perceived enemy is a big threat.

Dats wat happens wen u lost d backing of d masses. Learn hw to tame em frm successful governors lyk Fashola, Kwankwaso, Oshomole etc nd u will hv lesser trouble securing ur 2nd term tins
Re: *Jonathan Holds Crisis Meetings In Aso Villa with Obasanjo and Rebel Governors** by Vanityupnvanity(m): 6:46am On Sep 02, 2013
Damned politicians, ulaf dem gat noffin 2 giv d state only 2 loot nd fight among themselves over the treasury. Birds of d same feather........ Wif no masses in mind.
Re: *Jonathan Holds Crisis Meetings In Aso Villa with Obasanjo and Rebel Governors** by omenka(m): 6:52am On Sep 02, 2013
Oga, ur english sha... lipsrsealed

And which one con be "area unit"
Re: *Jonathan Holds Crisis Meetings In Aso Villa with Obasanjo and Rebel Governors** by johndwayy(m): 6:56am On Sep 02, 2013
Wch kind write up be dis? shocked shocked
Re: *Jonathan Holds Crisis Meetings In Aso Villa with Obasanjo and Rebel Governors** by trix1: 6:59am On Sep 02, 2013
If you must write for the public in English language, you should first learn the language.
Re: *Jonathan Holds Crisis Meetings In Aso Villa with Obasanjo and Rebel Governors** by tpacalipse(m): 7:01am On Sep 02, 2013
I could not finish that thing. It was poorly written.
Re: *Jonathan Holds Crisis Meetings In Aso Villa with Obasanjo and Rebel Governors** by 175(m): 7:07am On Sep 02, 2013
Come which one be "eating apple" . . . .met wit?
Re: *Jonathan Holds Crisis Meetings In Aso Villa with Obasanjo and Rebel Governors** by nuclearboy(m): 7:10am On Sep 02, 2013
Bachelor of Arts (B.A) in English & Classics from Unipetrol

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Re: *Jonathan Holds Crisis Meetings In Aso Villa with Obasanjo and Rebel Governors** by Dantedasz: 7:35am On Sep 02, 2013
Terrible write up. Had to stop reading half way through when I developed a head ache.
Re: *Jonathan Holds Crisis Meetings In Aso Villa with Obasanjo and Rebel Governors** by Danhumprey: 8:06am On Sep 02, 2013
So much for ASUU strike! What with such amount of grammatical blunders and errors that you spewed up there Our educational system is really in shambles.
Re: *Jonathan Holds Crisis Meetings In Aso Villa with Obasanjo and Rebel Governors** by kitakoli(m): 8:12am On Sep 02, 2013
Dantedasz: Terrible write up. Had to stop reading half way through when I developed a head ache.
Re: *Jonathan Holds Crisis Meetings In Aso Villa with Obasanjo and Rebel Governors** by ba7man(m): 8:15am On Sep 02, 2013
Abeg, who be "Eating Apple" again ooo
Re: *Jonathan Holds Crisis Meetings In Aso Villa with Obasanjo and Rebel Governors** by Gamji007: 8:16am On Sep 02, 2013
op, which kind post come be this? You just wan give person headache for nothing.

Mtchwwwwwwww angry angry angry
Re: *Jonathan Holds Crisis Meetings In Aso Villa with Obasanjo and Rebel Governors** by ogb5(m): 8:26am On Sep 02, 2013
I guess this report was initially written in chinese and they used an online translator to translate it to english. Very poor job, even foreigners are now posting on nairaland

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Re: *Jonathan Holds Crisis Meetings In Aso Villa with Obasanjo and Rebel Governors** by Sec5(m): 8:30am On Sep 02, 2013
The writer of this crap is surely a modern iliterate
Re: *Jonathan Holds Crisis Meetings In Aso Villa with Obasanjo and Rebel Governors** by biafranqueen: 8:41am On Sep 02, 2013
ogb5: I guess this report was initially written in chinese and they used an online translator to translate it to english. Very poor job, even foreigners are now posting on nairaland
I think your right that always happens to me when I use Google translator grin
Re: *Jonathan Holds Crisis Meetings In Aso Villa with Obasanjo and Rebel Governors** by samuelkaykay(m): 8:47am On Sep 02, 2013
What is eating apple? Is it part of endtime thing?
Re: *Jonathan Holds Crisis Meetings In Aso Villa with Obasanjo and Rebel Governors** by ZN2: 8:55am On Sep 02, 2013
ogb5: I guess this report was initially written in chinese and they used an online translator to translate it to english. Very poor job, even foreigners are now posting on nairaland

Hmm. So "Goodluck Jonathan" could mean "eating apple" in chinese?
Re: *Jonathan Holds Crisis Meetings In Aso Villa with Obasanjo and Rebel Governors** by cashkid18(m): 8:58am On Sep 02, 2013
end tym writings
Re: *Jonathan Holds Crisis Meetings In Aso Villa with Obasanjo and Rebel Governors** by legalcode(m): 9:01am On Sep 02, 2013
Is this what APC has to offer? poor grammer?
Re: *Jonathan Holds Crisis Meetings In Aso Villa with Obasanjo and Rebel Governors** by ladel(m): 9:05am On Sep 02, 2013
this ur grammer na die
wher ar u frm?
Re: *Jonathan Holds Crisis Meetings In Aso Villa with Obasanjo and Rebel Governors** by Nobody: 9:06am On Sep 02, 2013
The writer must have studied under PEJ.
Re: *Jonathan Holds Crisis Meetings In Aso Villa with Obasanjo and Rebel Governors** by killuminati(m): 9:07am On Sep 02, 2013
Which kain scatter scatter english be dat na? Why dem no kukuma write in pidgin or ijawundecided
Re: *Jonathan Holds Crisis Meetings In Aso Villa with Obasanjo and Rebel Governors** by Aedesmuskeeto: 9:10am On Sep 02, 2013
Plenty boring topics for FP which needs updating..
can someone tap the mods for me pls.?
Re: *Jonathan Holds Crisis Meetings In Aso Villa with Obasanjo and Rebel Governors** by Bellfun(m): 9:14am On Sep 02, 2013
shocked Dis ur write-up na wa o..pls tell me who's 'eating apple'?
Re: *Jonathan Holds Crisis Meetings In Aso Villa with Obasanjo and Rebel Governors** by fred72: 9:23am On Sep 02, 2013
Very unreadable story....E fit give person headache....Cant understand what u are saying
Re: *Jonathan Holds Crisis Meetings In Aso Villa with Obasanjo and Rebel Governors** by otokx(m): 9:32am On Sep 02, 2013
The one wey tire man na the eating apple tinz.
Re: *Jonathan Holds Crisis Meetings In Aso Villa with Obasanjo and Rebel Governors** by Nobody: 9:43am On Sep 02, 2013
Even Patience Jonathan can do better than this. What da fucck is eating apple? na pesin name be that? See wetin ASUU strike don cause! You for kuku write the tori for pidgin. smh
Re: *Jonathan Holds Crisis Meetings In Aso Villa with Obasanjo and Rebel Governors** by luvola(m): 9:48am On Sep 02, 2013
sorry for the errors spotted. the information is currently being edited
Re: *Jonathan Holds Crisis Meetings In Aso Villa with Obasanjo and Rebel Governors** by Maidoki14(m): 9:48am On Sep 02, 2013
D writer most hv sip alomo wit milk

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