Sheriff, PDP governors hold meeting
The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and eight governors of the party yesterday held a closed-door meeting in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State.
The meeting, which was held at the New Governor’s Lodge at Oke Ayaba built by Governor Ayodele Fayose’s predecessor, Kayode Fayemi.
A source disclosed that at the meeting, they discussed how to assuage the feelings of some party leaders in the South West that were opposed to the zoning formula which gave the chairmanship position to the North East as some PDP leaders in the South West, including former National Vice Chairman of the party, Chief Bode George and Dr. Doyin Okupe had threatened to lead mass defection of their members to another party if the zone was not considered for the position.
Though details of the meeting were sketchy yesterday, a source said Fayose and his Ondo State counterpart might have been given the task of convincing their “brothers” in the South West on the political strategy of allowing the leadership of the party to remain in the North East.
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