Jonathan meets PDP chieftains, ministers
President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday met with chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and members of the cabinet in the Council Chamber.
Those at the meeting included Vice President Namadi Sambo, Senate President, David Mark, Chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees (BoT), Chief Tony Anenih, while the PDP National Chairman, Adamu Muazu, led members of the National Working Committee to the meeting.
Most ministers and top government officials that attended the Federal Executive Council meeting stayed behind for the meeting that started around 2pm.
Speaking to State House correspondents, the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Olisah Metuh, said: “There was a meeting between FEC members, the NWC members and the leadership of the National Assembly PDP caucus.”
“The meeting discussed a lot of issues, the most important issues being the interface between the executive, the legislature and the party with a view to promoting and publicizing the ideals of the achievements of the government’s transformation agenda and to ensure that we continue to gain the confidence of Nigerians.”
“Being the only party that promotes the unity and progress of Nigeria that covers all national interest, we want to ensure that our people will continue to have faith in the party. The meeting set up a small committee to continue to dialogue and promote theses ideals.”
On whether the Adamawa governorship by-election was discussed, he said: “The issue of Adamawa was an exclusive preserve of the NWC and the body is unknown to the party’s constitution to discuss such matters.”
He said that it is exclusively the preserve of the NWC to discuss the Adamawa election.
Asked if ministers with political ambitions have been asked to go, he said: “We have not brought out our guidelines. You cannot tell people to resign except when the guidelines are out. So when the guidelines come out then we can now discuss such issues.”
According to him, the guidelines would soon be released.
“You know we have a regulatory body that takes care of such issues, we have INEC and we are waiting, we will not want to run foul of the law, very soon, we will bring out our guidelines,” Metuh stated.
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