I Won’t Meet With You, Buhari Tells NPDP Members
This was disclosed to newsmen on Monday in Abuja by a top functionary of the Buhari Administration
President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed not to meet with aggrieved members of the New Peoples Democratic Party bloc in the All Progressives Congress.
This was disclosed to newsmen on Monday in Abuja by a top functionary of the Buhari Administration.
The nPDP members had given as condition for their continued stay in the APC a meeting with Buhari.
However, it was the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), who has met twice with the group.
Among those that attended the meeting with Osinbajo were the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki; the Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara; and the Chairman of the nPDP, Alhaji Kawu Baraje.
The group, however, insisted on meeting with Buhari, a demand that the President has turned down.
Buhari was said to have disclosed his position on the demand for a meeting with him by the nPDP members to governors elected on the platform of the APC during a meeting he had with them recently.
He was said to have insisted that state governors and the national leaders of the party should be able to resolve such issues.
He was quoted as having said: “It is a party matter.
“I am not ready to sit down with any faction.
“If they have problems, they should go to the party.
“I will not interfere.
“Governors as party leaders in the states should deal with all issues.
“Where there is a need, the party leadership can come in.
“I will not get involved.”
Buhari, however, was said to be favourably disposed to the continuation of the meeting with Osinbajo.
On the position of the governors to Buhari’s decision not to meet with the nPDP members, the source said: “Some hard-line governors asked the President to ignore the nPDP members, while the majority felt the party and the VP should continue to talk to them.”
Source: The Eagle Online