Crucial Meeting: 4 Northern Governors And Shehu Shagari

Crucial Meeting: 4 Northern Governors And Shehu Shagari

Four Northern governors, who are still aggrieved over certain political developments in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have taken their grievances to former President Shehu Shagari.

The governors are holding a crucial meeting with Shagari in his residence in Sokoto, the seat of the Caliphate.

The meeting was still in progress as at 12:45.

The governors, who began their meeting about an hour ago with the former President in Sokoto, are Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto, Sule Lamido of Jigawa, Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano and Murtala Nyako of Adamawa state.

The fifth governor, Babangida Aliyu of Niger State, who would have been part of the delegation, had travelled to Saudi Arabia for religious purposes.

The governors are said to have pleaded with Shagari to prevail on President Goodluck Jonthan to take urgent steps to salvage the party and the nation from certain perilous individuals and agencies bent on derailing the democratic gains already attained by the nation.

The governors, who were summoned for crucial talks with President Jonathan at the weekend, appear to be upset by the plans by the rumoured ambition of Jonathan to run for a second term in 2015.

The plan, according to informed sources, is said to run against the interest of the north to present a consensus candidate for the top post.

The northern governors are said to be angry that Jonathan is trying to repudiate from a gentleman agreement to serve only a term after completing the remaining tenure of late President Umaru Musa Yar’ Adua, who died in 2010.

They have already paid similar visits to former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Ibrahim Babangida and Abdulsalam Abubakar.

Before then, they had paid a solidarity visit to their Rivers State counterpart and Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Rotimi Amaechi, in Port Harcourt, during which they narrowly escaped the wrath of aggrieved politicians who confronted them with stones and placards.

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