Ahead of his arrival in the North East and North Western states, the advance campaign team of the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has arrived in the zones to meet with party stakeholders in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The delegations, led by Senators Ubali Shittu (North West) and Isa Hamma Misau (North East), will be engaged in multiple meetings across the seven North-western states, and the six North-eastern states. The Senate President himself will soon lead a team consisting Senators, members of the House of Representatives, former Governors and top politicians on tour of the two zones as part of his efforts to secure the nod of PDP delegates in the October 6, 2018 national convention.
The Senate President who last Thursday declared his intention to seek the office of the President on the PDP platform has already consulted with nine state Governors, including Nyesom Wike of Rivers, Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa; Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom; Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta; Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State; Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State; Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara; and Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State.
He has also met with the elder statesmen like Former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan, Ibrahim Babangida, among others.
The consultations are in line with Saraki’s commitment to ensure that all party stakeholders are carried along in his campaign ahead of the October PDP Presidential primary.
Members of the North West delegation include Senator Shittu; Yakubu Mohammed, the Special Assistant on Political Affairs to the Senate President; Alhaji Akilu Ndabawa (Kano); Hajiya Fati Kamba, a woman elder in Kebbi; and Alhaji Sheriff Hashiru, a northern youth leader from Kano State.
Others on the North East delegation include Senator Isah Hamma Misau; Hon. Binta Bello; Alhaji Abubakar Jada; Engineer Mohammed Kachalla; and Mr. Seth Crowther.
…completes first PDP assignment, unites Ogunbiyi, Adeleke ahead Osun guber election
The crisis between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship candidate in Osun State, Sen. Ademola Adeleke, and a governorship aspirant in the state, Dr Akin Ogunbiyi has been resolved.
Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki announced the reconciliation between both parties yesterday.
In a post on his Twitter page, Saraki wrote: Following marathon meetings, September 5, 2018, the crisis between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, and his rival Dr Akin Ogunbiyi has been resolved.
” As we approach the September 22, 2018 governorship election, our party moves forward as one.”
Ogunbiyi narrowly lost to Adeleke, polling 1,562 votes as against Adeleke’s 1,569 and had filed a petition against the Senator’s victory.
His camp had since then accused Adeleke of rigging at the primary election conducted by the Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson in Osogbo.