Reports making the rounds, said President Muhammadu Buhari foreclosed having any meeting with defunct new Peoples Democratic Party members in the All Progressive Congress, who are disgruntled with the leadership of the ruling party.
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Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo had been dialoguing with nPDP members after a letter by the latter accused APC leadership and the federal government of persecuting some of them and marginalizing the group.
It also was widely speculated in the media that the meeting of the group and Osinbajo would be followed up by another with Buhari, a rumour that is being put paid to by the latest information.
According to multiple media reports, a government source familiar with the situation, said the President had told state governors elected on the platform of the APC during a meeting he had with them recently about his position on the issue.
The papers said it gathered from the source, that Buhari was of the view that he would be acting ultra vires if he held anything with the nPDP members.
“It is a party matter. I am not ready to sit down with any faction. If they have problems, they should go to the party. I will not interfere.
“Governors as party leaders in the states should deal with all issues. Where there is a need, the party leadership can come in. I will not get involved,” Buhari was quoted to have told the APC governors.