In what could be described as a mother of meetings to resolve the lingering crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former President Goodluck Jonathan would today (Thursday) meet with about 116 stakeholders of the party.
Those expected at the meeting scheduled to hold at the Shehu Musa Yar ‘Adua Centre in Abuja are leaders of the party across the country.
Recall that the party has been embroiled in a crisis, which divide PDP into two camps. While one of the camps is headed by Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff, the other is headed by Sen. Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee.
However, the former President has been at the forefront in the resolution of the crisis, and about a month ago, in a meeting with PDP governors, he advocated for political solution to the problem facing the party.
Still pursuing that political solution, even though the party crisis has gotten to the Supreme Court, Jonathan has sent a formal notice to the two warring groups in a bid to address the crisis.
Meanwhile, Jonathan’s media aide, Ikechukwu Eze said, “They (the two factions) have been invited, both of them are committed to come to the meeting.”
Those expected at the meeting, according to investigation by our correspondent, include the PDP National Chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and members of his National Working Committee (NWC), members of the party’s National Caretaker Committee led by Senator Ahmed Makarfi and members of the Board of Trustees ( BoT) led by Senator Walid Jibrin.
Also expected at the meeting are state governors elected on the platform of PDP, the party’s caucus in the National Assembly, former ministers who are still members of the party, former PDP governors who are still members of the party and other stakeholders.