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JUSTIN: Saraki's nPDP To Dump APC Via Press Conference Today

One major challenge the new leadership of APC will be contending with is the threat by a major bloc in the formation of the party, new Peoples Democratic Party, popularly called nPDP, to pull out of the ruling party. Top leaders of the group include Senate President, Bukola Saraki; Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; Sokoto state governor, Aminu Tambuwal; former PDP chairman, Abubakar Kawu Baraje, among many others, including about six serving APC governors, over 30 senators and 80 members of the Green Chamber of NASS.

 Saturday Sun gathered that barring last minute change of plan, the powerful group, which camp has been swelling of late, might address a press conference today, Saturday, announcing their decision to dump APC for the PDP. Another source in the group however said its leadership might still change course by giving the Oshiomhole-led national leadership sometime to address its demands and grievances.

 “This way, the idea of pulling out may linger till late July when the National Assembly will be going for another long vacation”, the source added.

With the decision this week by President Buhari not to hold further talks with the leadership of nPDP, the APC and the group drifted far apart, leading the NASS leadership to deliberately boycott the budget signing ceremony in the villa this week. It was also learnt that Saraki and Dogara might again stay away from the party’s convention today.

News Culled from Saturday Sun

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