Defection rumours mount as Saraki, Ortom, 2 APC governors hold talks with PDP leaders

Defection rumours mount as Saraki, Ortom, 2 APC governors hold talks with PDP leaders

Senate President Bukola Saraki Wednesday led two serving governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to a meeting with the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, and other leaders of the opposition party behind closed doors in Ilorin, Kwara State.

Notable among participants at the meeting are: the Governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed; Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom; Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal; a former PDP Chairman who also led the new-PDP bloc in the All Progressives Congress, Kawu Baraje; PDP presidential aspirant, Sule Lamido; and the PDP Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.

The Punch reported that sources at the meeting said although some of the politicians had joined the eighth fidau prayer for Baraje’s late mother, Aishat, they later converged on Saraki’s house where they were joined by other politicians such as Lamido, Secondus and others who did not attend the fidau.

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Ologbondiyan confirmed the meeting, saying it was a “brotherhood meeting”, adding however that they also discussed political issues.

According to him, they discussed how to move Nigeria forward.

He said, “It is a brotherhood meeting. Our leaders met and they shared thoughts on the future of Nigeria and how to improve on the living condition of Nigeria and how to make Nigeria a better place for all to live in.

“It was a convergence of notable Nigerians.”

Speculations have been rife that former PDP members in the APC led by Saraki and represented by r-APC may be returning to the PDP soon. Since Governor Ortom’s recent defection announcement, many observers now consider more high-profile defections imminent.


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