Following eyebrows raised over the recent meeting between factional leader of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, both individuals have described the interface as ordinary.
Reporters gathered that the meeting which held at a section of the International Conference Centre, Abuja few days ago, was less than 30 minutes.
A source in the All Progressives Congress, (APC), however, told Daily Trust that the meeting may have political undertones in the event that there were no chances for them ahead of the 2019 general elections.
“Now, underground negotiation among parties is going on, alignment and realignments, lobbying and electoral recruitment are also ongoing. Plans for who gets what in the next general election is ongoing clandestinely. A lot of people invested politically in the last electioneering and they lost out.
“Those people must begin to appraise the system now and take another option where necessary. But the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is a factor that will determine what direction Nigeria and Nigerians go, politically, in the year 2019.
“So you cannot rule out political discussions between Ali Modu Sheriff and Senate President Bukola Saraki in this regard,” he said.
But deputy chairman for Sheriff faction, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, explained that Saraki’s father and Sheriff’s father were friends, adding that as former member of the PDP, Saraki had the freedom to interact with PDP members at any time.
“Their parents shared a friendly tradition for a very long time. Be also informed that Sheriff’s daughter had wedded. So there was nothing wrong in Saraki meeting him to congratulate him. They can meet and discuss whatever they like.
“Similarly, in Nigeria today, we are operating a constitution that allows freedom of association and expression so we in the PDP are also free to interact with anybody especially known that we are re-building the party. People shouldn’t raise eyebrows. We will not kill our party and we will not encourage indiscipline,” he said.
In his reaction, spokesman for Sheriff-led faction, Bernard Mikko insisted that there was no political discussion between Saraki and Sheriff.
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