The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, among other former members of the New Peoples Democratic Party, nPDP, have met to decide their political future.
It was reliably gathered that the meeting was held on Thursday night, at the resident of a former Governor, in Abuja.
Sources at the meeting said a number of options were considered during the meeting, prominent among which was dumping the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the PDP, as soon as possible.
The decision is meant to shake the entire country any moment from now
A statement released on Saturday by the Chairman of the group, Kawu Baraje, disclosed that the meeting was convened to brief members of the group about the outcome of their meeting with APC Leaders.
“Nigerians may recall that members of the former New PDP Block within the APC, addressed a letter dated April 27, 2018, to the Chairman of APC, where we informed the party of our grievances and expectations from both the party and government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Following this development, the party invited us and we honoured their invitation for a meeting.
“We met with the leadership of the party last week, during which we resolved to report the outcome of our meeting to our members and stakeholders, before arriving at any decision, or proceeding with the next phase of discussions, or actions with the APC and government.
“I am glad to inform you therefore, that we have briefed our members at a meeting convened in Abuja, on Wednesday, 23rd May, 2018, where we reviewed the state of the nation and our party, APC, and constituted Committees on various issues, especially on how to rescue Nigeria from economic, social, political, and especially security challenges.
“The meeting was well attended by members of the nPDP, including serving and former Governors, Senators, Members of the House of Representatives, and other aggrieved APC Stakeholders.
Those that attended the meeting include: Sen. (Dr.) Abubakar Bukola Saraki, CON, President of the Senate, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, CFR, Governor of Sokoto State, Sen. Rabiu M. Kwankwaso, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, and Admiral Murtala Nyako (Rtd).
Others were: Sen. Mohammad Adamu Aliero, Sen. Danjuma Goje, Sen. John Owan Enoh, Sen. Emmanuel Andy Uba, Sen. Dr. Ibrahim Gobir, Sen. Rufai Ibrahim, Sen. Ibrahim A. Danbaba, Sen. Suleman Nazif and Sen. Isa Hamma Misau.
Also at the meeting were: Sen. Muhammed Ubali Shitu, Sen. Shehu Sani, Sen. Dino Melaye, Sen. Suleiman O. Hunkuyi, Sen. Shaaba Lafiagi, Sen. Bala Ibn Na’Allah, Sen. David Umaru, Sen. Barnabas Gemade and Alh. Abubakar K. Baraje, Chairman gormer nPDP.
Other Lawmakers at the meeting were: Rep. Aminu S. Shagari, Rep. Kabiru Marafa Achida, Rt. Hon. Isa M. Ashiru, Hon. Muh’d Musa Soba, Hon. Mark Gbillah, Rep. Sani Mohd Rano, Rep. Garba Umar Durbunde, Rep. Aliyu Madaki, Rep. Zakari Mohammed, Hon. Rufai Ahmed Chachangi, Hon. Razak Atunwa, Hon. Emmanuel M. Udende and Hon. Hassan Saleh.
The rest were: Hon. Nasiru Garo Sule, Hon. Orker Jev, Hon. Aliyu Ahman Pategi, Hon. Isah Halilu B., Hon. Rabiu Garba Kaugama, Hon. Abdussamad Dasuki, Hon. Ismaila A. Gadaka, Hon. Lado Suleja, Hon. Dickson Tarkighir, Hon. Babatunde Kolawole, Hon. Dr. Bode Ayorinde, Hon. U. Danjuma Shida, Hon. Danburam Nuhu, Hon. Sunday Adepoju, Hon. Sani Zorro, Hon. Ahmed Garba Bichi, Hon. Garba Ibrahim Mohammed and a host of others.