Jonathan, PDP govs in closed-door meeting over 2015


President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday met behind closed-doors with state governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party. The meeting, which was held at the First Lady Conference Hall inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja, started at about 9.30pm.

The governors, who attended the meeting included  Sule Lamido (Jigawa); Liyel Imoke (Cross River); Ibrahim Shema (Katsina); Martins Elechi (Ebonyi); Theodore Orji (Abia); Ramalan Yero (Kaduna); and Gabriel Suswam (Benue).

Others are Seidu Dakingari (Kebbi); Idris Wada (Kogi); Babangida Aliyu (Niger); Jonah Jang (Plateau); Isa Yuguda (Bauchi); Garba Umar (Taraba); Emmanuel Uduaghan (Delta); Bala Ngilari (Deputy Governor, Adamawa); and Sam Jonah (Deputy Governor, Bayelsa)

Vice-President Namadi Sambo; National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Adamu Muazu; the party’s Deputy National Chairman, Uche Secondus and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, also attended alongside the President.

The meeting, which was still ongoing as of the time of filing this report was said to be a continuation of the President’s consultation ahead of his declaration of interest in the 2015 presidential election.

Jonathan had over the weekend consulted with traditional rulers in states being controlled by the All Progressives Congress.

He met behind closed-doors with the Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero; Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade; Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi; and the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akinolu, in their palaces on Saturday.

He also met the Akran of Badagry, Oba Aholu Menu-Toyi 1, in his palace on Monday.

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