by Segun Odeleye
President Goodluck Jonathan has apparently not lost hope yet that an amicable settlement can be reached between the presidency and the rebel governors in the new PDP faction. The inconclusive meeting of the G7 last weekend in which the faction could not agree on whether to jump ship and ride with the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) or remain with the PDP must have given Aso Rock optimism that the heart of the governors (or at least some of them) still lie with the ruling party.
Hence despite the fact that two previous meeting between President Jonathan and the G7 governors ended in stalemate, the president has scheduled another meeting between them for Sunday.
In a letter which was signed by the President’s Chief of Staff, Mike Oghiadomhe, the president informed the governors that the meeting would hold by 9 p.m. at the First Lady’s Conference Room, the State House, Presidential Villa.
The governors are Rabiu Kwankwanso(Kano); Aliyu Wamakko(Sokoto), Chibuike Amaechi (Rivers), Sule Lamido (Jigawa), Aliyu Babangida (Niger); Abdulfatai Ahmed(Kwara); and Murtala Nyako (Adamawa).
A source close to one of the governors, who spoke with The Punch, said the governors would attend the meeting.
He said, “Yes, we have been invited to the meeting, which will hold on Sunday. We will be there and we hope that this time around, we would be able to resolve our differences.”