By Bode Akinbode, Ibadan
Members of the Peoples Democratic Party’s National Reconciliation Committee led by its Chairman, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday visited Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State in a desperate move to reconcile all aggrieved party leaders in the state.
Former Senate President Anyim Pius Anyim and former governor of Cross River State, Senator Liyel Imoke, who are all members of the PDP National Reconciliation Committee, alongside other top national PDP leaders were in the entourage to Makinde’s office.
Although, there has not been any official statement on the purpose of the visit, but feelers from inside the Agodi Government House have it that the visit is targeted at reconciling all aggrieved party members in the Oyo State chapter.
Upon arrival at the Governor’s Office in Ibadan, the PDP leaders headed straight to Governor Makinde’s courtesy call room for a brief closed-door meeting.
Addressing Governor’s Office Correspondents shortly after their closed-door meeting, Governor Makinde said the team had one or two meetings to hold with unspecified members of the party, speculated to be the aggrieved leaders.
Makinde, however, assured that journalists would be duly briefed on the outcome of their meeting.
The opposition PDP is struggling for survival as it has been buffeted by a debilitating leadership crisis.
In a bid to force its National Chairman Ache Seconds out of office, seven members of the party’s national executives resigned on Tuesday.