Threat by members of the nPDP to dump the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in protest against alleged marginalisation and harassment has been suspended for now.
The plan was shelved following the intervention of some governors and other APC leaders.
The Nationomlineng revealed that chieftains of the group met on Friday with some governors and other party leaders in Abuja who prevailed on them to remain in the APC and promised that their grievances would be looked into.
The Friday meeting came hours to the commencement of the party’s national convention which took place in Abuja yesterday.
One of the nPDP leaders, who craved anonymity, said the meeting became necessary because “it is time for ceasefire.”
At the meeting with the governors were a former governor, Senators,Reps and a member of the outgoing National Working Committee (NWC).
nPDP, a break away part from PDP who joined the coalition with other parties to form the ruling APC, has been complaining of marginalisation, neglect and harassment by the executive.
The group had insisted its members where not appointed to juicy positions in the Buhari’s administration and were completely neglected during decision making process. The group went further to claim those of its member who managed to secure important appointments were being harassed by the administration.
The Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker House Of Assembly, Yakubu Dagora are both of the nPDP . Mr. Saraki has has his fair share of trials since assuming the role of Senate President. He is still under trial by the Code of Conduct bureau for false declaration of assets and also charged for forgery and theft.
Also, Mr Saraki has been indicted by the police for involvement in the Offa Bank robbery incident that claimed scores of lives, including that of several policemen.
Saraki was indicted for complicityon the robbery for allegedly providing arms for the robbers, an allegation he has denied.
While some view the accusations as a politically motivated scheme, especially as the leader of the robbery gang has not been seen since other members of the gang were paraded, others are of the opinion the Senate President should be held accountable if evidence negates his innocence.