Reconcilation committee members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday paid a courtesy visit to former President Ibrahim Babangida at his resident in Minna.
The chairman of the Committee and of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, told journalists at the Minna airport that the purpose of the meeting was part of effort of the committee reposition the party for progress.
Others in the company aside Bala Mohammed were former Governor of Jigawa State Sule Lamido and Presidential Aspirant of the PDP in the 2019 presidential election, Kabiru Turaki (SAN).
The former governor of Niger state, Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliyu led the visitors to the meeting with the elder statesman which lasted for a few hours.
The rationale for instituting the committee by the NWC of the party according to Mohammed was to maximize on the recent gains the party has recorded in Bayelsa and Edo elections.
Mohammed said, “We came on a National Working Committee assignment,” Mohammed said, “to look at the problems and challenges of PDP generally and how we can maximise our fortunes, how we can move forward, coming out of the rubbles of loss in 2019 with dignity and humility, to be able to carry ourselves and provide the necessary leadership for this country to move forward.”
“PDP is the darling of the country because we have learnt our mistakes in the past and we have admitted that, and you can see what happened in Edo. And by the grace of God, we will in Ondo, not by imposition, arrogance, exclusion and what have you, but by best practice;
“And that is why the National Working Committee, under the chairmanship of Uche Secondus, set up this committee to review the causes of our loss in 2019 and to see how we can maximise our fortunes and our gains that we are making so far within the Nigeria political landscape.”