Prominent Peoples Democratic Party stakeholders from the North East geo-political zone shunned the reconciliation meeting held in Bauchi on Monday at the instance of the party’s National Chairman, Bamanga Tukur, who is also from the zone.
Those visibly absent at Mondays’ meeting, which held at the Multi-Purpose Hall, Bauchi, include Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State; former Nigerian Vice President, Atiku Abubakar; former Governor of Bauchi State, Adamu Muazu; former Gombe State Governor, Danjuma Goje; former Taraba State Governor, Jolly Nyame; Senator Jibril Aminu; and some National Assembly members.
The PDP National Chairman, Bamanga Tukur, in his remark appealed to the members to re-unite in the interest of peace.
According to him, his decision to embark on a tour of the country is to reconcile, reform, and rebuild the party.
The chairman added that the PDP at all levels had been consolidating on the provision of democratic dividends to the people across the country, lamenting that the security challenges being faced is responsible for the serious setback in economic, political and cultural development of the region.
Mr. Tukur called on Nigerians to continue to support the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan for the implementation of its agenda and the party’s manifestos.
Some of the notable members of the party present at the meeting include the Bauchi State Governor, Isa Yuguda; Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State; as well as the Deputy Governors of Adamawa and Taraba state.
Others are Senators Abdul Ninigi and Babayo Gamawa; and state chairmen of the party from Yobe, Gombe, Bauchi, Adamawa and Borno States.