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NewPDP Leaders To Shock APC, Presidency

Just about a week to the national elective convention of the riling All
Progressives Congress (APC), chieftains of the NewPDP bloc within the
party are now putting finishing touches on their next course of action.

Sources
in Abuja and Ilorin revealed that leaders of the power bloc held
discussions as to what next to do in a series of meetings in Saudi
Arabia.

Some chieftains of the nPDP including the President of
the Senate, Bukola Saraki and the National Chairman, Kawu Baraje, were
in Saudi Arabia for the Muslim pilgrimage.

One of the sources,
who pleaded anonymity, told Punch that the party leaders and members
would meet within “the next few days” to take a stand.

Another
source said “Many of our leaders were in Saudi Arabia for the lesser
hajj and as you would expect, they met and we expect that within the
next few days we will meet on a larger scale to agree on a position.”

Asked
if the nPDP still have time considering the fact that the APC
convention is a week away, he said, “In politics, as in war, you don’t
use all of your ammunition in a single battle.

“If not that some
leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party are resisting the advice to
change name, our relationship would have since been consummated.

“We
also have to give room for the possibility of another round of
discussions with the Vice President and the APC, why we called the
meeting off is already public knowledge.

“When we see a sign of good faith we will resume, in politics 24 hours is a long time, things can change in an instant.”

In
response to a question whether members were plotting to stage a walkout
at the APC national convention like they did from the PDP in 2014, he
explained that the condition today was different from what obtained in
2014.

He said, “As it is today, some of us have already been shut
out of the party, we didn’t take part in the congresses in our states.
In any battle, your ability to spring surprises will determine how far
you can go. Just wait and see.”

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Tony Orji

Dr. Tony Orji is the founder and owner of Success Tonics Blog. He is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Economics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

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