Some former ministers, who served under ex-President Jonathan administration have threatened to leave the party if its present National Chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, returns to office on May 21.
Investigations revealed that several of the minsters stated that they would certainly not remain in a party that would be led by the former governor of Borno State.
The former ministers met in Abuja on Thursday where they reviewed activities in the party, with particular attention to its forthcoming national convention.
They also considered the preliminary reports from the zoning committee of the party.
The zoning committee, headed by the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, was said to have zoned the office of the national chairman to the North-East.
It was generally believed that the committee, which has the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, as deputy, zoned the office to Sheriff.
Fayose and the Governor of Rivers State, Mr. Nyesom Wike, were said to have sold the candidacy of the former governor to the party in February.
They were also said to still be backing him to continue in office despite a barrage of opposition to his candidacy.
The National Secretary of the party, Prof. Wale Oladipo, who is a member of the reconciliation committee, said his committee was already discussing with aggrieved members and groups within the party.
“Very soon, Nigerians will hear from us. But let me say that we are already working. We are talking, meeting and discussing with our members already on the need to come together and confront the All Progressives Congress,” Oladipo added.
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