by Ayobami Olopade
Apparently confident that they seemingly hold lots of aces in the ongoing political crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), the seven aggrieved governors who claim to belong to the new PDP faction, have laid down some conditions that must be met by the President and the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, if there will be any chance of reconciliation and for peace to reign in the party.
Earlier this week, it was reported that President Goodluck Jonathan was ready to resume talks with the governors in order to facilitate an end to the crisis in the party, as a result the governors have tabled their demands to the President.
Condition 1: The immediate lifting of the suspension placed on the Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi.
Condition 2: They also want Mr. President to officially recognise Amaechi as the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum.
Condition 3: Following recent developments in the courts and within the party, the G7 wants the reversal of the suspension placed on Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola as well as allow him to resume as the National Secretary of the party in accordance with the ruling of the Court of Appeal.
Condition 4: The G7 also want the suspension of the factional chairman of the New PDP, Abubakar Kawu Baraje; his deputy, Sam Sam Jaja and Ambassador Kazaure to be lifted.
Condition 5: That Alhaji Bamanga Tukur be removed as the national chairman of the party.
Condition 6: The rebel governors also demand that the clampdown on them should be stopped while their security aides that were withdrawn should be restored. They also want the sanction of the police officers who tried to disrupt their meeting recently in Abuja.