Obaseki Missing as PDP NWC Meets Atiku, Mark, Wike, Others
The governor of Edo State, Governor Godwin Obaseki was conspicuously missing in the 183 man list made available that would be attending the PDP meeting today. It was rumoured that the embattled governor said he would leave the party if Senator Ayu was kicked out of the party through the courts. However, it is not certain if he declined invitation for the meeting as his deputy, Phillip Shaibu, who has been at logger-heads with him in recently was invited.
This meeting is first of its kind since the general election. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Working Committee ( NWC) will meet with critical stakeholders in the party today in what appears to be an attempt to find a lasting solution to the internal wrangling in the party.
Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, former Senate president, David Mark, immediate past governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa and former governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike were all invited.
Others expected at the meeting, which is scheduled to hold at the National Secretariat, in Abuja, are the chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT), Adolphus Wabara, former Senate president, Bukola Saraki; Ahmed Markafi as well as select members of the two chambers of the National Assembly.
A statement, issued by the PDP National Organizing Secretary, Umar Bature, yesterday, indicated that a total of 183 leaders of the opposition were expected.
A source at the party headquarters, said that the meeting is a reconciliatory to enable the NWC brainstorm with the stakeholders over the state of affairs in the party.