The Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje-led New Peoples Democratic Party has called for a postponement of the reconciliation meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan. The meeting had been scheduled to hold next Monday. The group has however sent an emissary to the President to shelve the meeting till Abubakar Baraje, the National Chairman of the New PDP comes back from the holy pilgrimage in Mecca.
It was contained in a press statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary of the New PDP, Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, the decision was taken on Wednesday night during the caucus meeting held at the Adamawa State Government Lodge, Asokoro Abuja, where it was revealed that the peace meeting clashed with this year’s Hajj, which key members of the PDP Baraje faction will attend.
The statement reads in part: ‘it was discovered that the date of the proposed peace meeting clashed with this year’s Hajj, in which several of our key members of the New PDP are billed to participate in.
Our National Chairman, Alhaji Baraje, and most of our other key members, including most of the G7 Governors and the five other Governors that have indicated interest to join us by next week, as well as members of the National Assembly, Former Governors, and business moguls, are billed to perform the Hajj, which is already in operation
Alhaji Baraje, the Progressive Governors and other stakeholders performing the Hajj have been mandated to use the opportunity offered by the Holy Pilgrimage to pray for the restoration of peace and unity in our great party, PDP, as well as in our dear country, Nigeria.
The Baraje-led PDP wishes to reassure its teeming supporters and Nigerians in general of its commitment towards bringing back the glorious days of both the PDP and Nigeria’.