The major voices in newPDP will be holding meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari today (May 28) to discuss their future in the All Progressive Congress (APC)
The newPDP was formed after an internal crisis rocked Peoples Democratic Party before the 2015 General Elections.
Members of the newPDP include Senate President Bukola Saraki, Governor Aminu Tambuwa of Sokoto State, and Alhaji Kawu Baraje among others.
Baraje, who spoke to newsmen, said his group would be meeting with Vice president Yemi Osinbajo and Mr. Buhari.
Expectation of newPDP after the meeting
Baraje said he was hopeful that the meeting would give birth to a stronger APC ahead of 2019 General Elections, the most anticipated election since Nigeria returned to Democratic rule in 1999.
“After meeting with the Vice-President, the attendees at the meeting are expected to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari later in the day to intimate him about the outcome of their meeting.
“I am optimistic that at the end of the meeting with the Vice-President, and later with President Muhammadu Buhari, our party, the APC, will come out stronger and become more united in the general interest of the citizenry.”
The newPDP had alleged that it was marginalized in the scheme of internal political discuss within the ruling party. It had initially given APC one week ultimatum to address the issue.
Another grievance include complaints about the conduct of the recent states’ congresses of the APC and the alleged refusal of the party leadership to stamp its feet on parallel congresses in some states.
Main opposition PDP is expected to take advantage of the crisis to win his former powerful members back to its fold.
There are more than 60 registered political parties in Nigeria, but APC and PDP have shown firm grip on political offices in Nigeria’s political landscape since 1999.
APC beat PDP in 2015 General Elections after it absorbed several other minor political parties into its fold, PDP is now planning similar political downfall against the ruling APC.
We’ll keep you updated.