PDP CRISIS: G-7 Governors Give Jonathan New Conditions

The seven aggrieved Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governors have tabled new demands before President Goodluck Jonathan as conditions for making peace with him and the leadership of the party.

It was learnt from competent sources close to the group that the governors tabled the new set of demands following indications by the Presidency that it was willing to resume peace talks with them.

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It was also revealed that among other conditions, the governors wanted the suspension of Governor Rotimi Amaechi of River State lifted, while the Presidency should also recognise him as the leader of Nigeria Governors’ Forum.

Besides, it was gathered that the governors are also insisting that PDP must lift the suspension on Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola and allow him  resume as the National Secretary of the party in accordance with the Appeal Court judgment.

Apart from the embattled secretary of the party, the ‘rebel governors’ also want recall of factional chairman, Abubakar Kawu Baraje; his deputy, Sam Sam Jaja and Ambassador Kazaure as well as removal of Alhaji Bamanga Tukur as national chairman of the party.

The governors are also said to have requested the President to call the FCT Minister, Bala Muhammed, to order over his perceived assault on the G-7 governors.

They are equally reported to have asked Jonathan to restore the security aides of the governors, which  were withdrawn in the wake of the political crisis and to sanction the policemen that tried to disrupt their meetings in Abuja.

One of the governors confirmed to Vanguard, yesterday, that they were open to any discussion that would lead to peace, but doubted if the Presidency was ready for genuine peace and reconciliation.
Source: Vanguard

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