- The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders say they are ready to visit President Muhammadu Buhari
- This was the position of the chairman of the party's Board of Trustees (BOT), Senator Walid Jubril
- They also denied promoting the rumoured death of the president
The PDP BOT chairman, Senator Walid Jubril says the party leaders are ready to visit and sympathise with President Muhammadu Buhari in London.
Jubril, who denied that the party promoted the rumoured death of the President, said that the PDP was rather praying fervently for Buhari’s safe return to Nigeria.
“Let him be well and come back and continue with his leadership of Nigeria.
“If we are to be given the opportunity, the PDP leaders will even go to London to wish him well and sympathize with his family,” he said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna.
The BOT chairman, also spoke on the lingering crisis in the party, saying that “the PDP will never die”.
According to him, the party is making efforts to end the lingering crisis facing it and forge ahead.
“By the grace of God we are coming clean and the PDP will never die, it will remain as a very strong party.
“There could be differences; differences will come and go, we will emerge stronger and ready to win all elections like we have won in Rivers, Taraba, Gombe, and we are going to win in Anambra, Ekiti hands down,” he said.
The BOT chairman cautioned key stakeholders against confusing party members, saying they should allow ongoing reconciliation efforts by well meaning Nigerians including former President Goodluck Jonathan.
He said that apart from Jonathan, other stakeholders in the party are also engaged in the reconciliation efforts.
His words: “I am very sure that there are moves by very responsible party leaders on way forward for our party and we are making a lot of contacts.”
According him, the former president is consultating with the BOT and all the enstranged groups in the party.
“He has spoken with Ahmed Makarfi and Ali Modu Sheriff and he is also talking with me as BOT chairman.
“People should give the former president the opportunity to make proper scrutiny and come out with agreeable solutions on this matter.
“They should not be in too much hurry to further confuse members; we are talking about political solutions.”
President Buhari has been in London since January 19. The presidency had first announced that he was there for a 10-day leave. But he has since extended the leave on medical grounds.