PDP Held Closed-Door Reconciliatory Meeting At Obasanjo’s Residence

Members of the various PDP factions in Ogun on Monday, held a closed-door reconciliatory meeting at the hilltop residence of former Olusegun Obasanjo, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Obasanjo was also the immediate past Chairman of the party's Board of Trustees (BOT).

NAN reports that those who attended the four-hour meeting were Chief Segun Oni, a former PDP National Vice-Chairman, South-West, Sen Jubril Martins Kuye, a former Minister of State for Finance and Chief Sarafa Ishola, a former Minister for Mines and Steel Development.

Some of the party chieftains who addressed newsmen described the meeting as fruitful.

Kuye told newsmen that the development was part of the moves to reposition the party ahead of the 2015 General Elections.

He said that the intra-party crises had caused a lot of setbacks to the party in the state, adding that it was necessary for elders of the party to come together and “mend broken fences”, to move the party forward.

He hinged the choice of Obasanjo's residence on the fact that “the former president is an embodiment of peace and a rallying point of the party both in the South-West and at the national level.''

Kuye said that series of such meetings would be held at regular intervals to ensure that the party was united and focused ahead of the 2015 General Elections.

Also speaking, Ishola expressed optimism that the initiative would bring to an end the crisis which had polarised the party and denied it of victory at the 2011 gubernatorial elections in the state.

He called on other aggrieved members of the party to return saying: “There is no end to reconciliation. All channels of communications would be kept open.”

The former minister gave the assurance that the party remained a formidable family and members were ready to sacrifice personal interests for the overall good of the party.

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