PDP Crisis: IBB, Mu’azu in closed-door meeting

Former dictator, Ibrahim Babangida

PDP chairman was in Niger State to reconcile aggrieved party members

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Adamu Mu’azu, on Friday held a closed-door meeting with former military president, Ibrahim Babangida, in Minna, the Niger State capital.

While in Minna, Mr. Mu’azu also met with the state governor, Babangida Aliyu.

The meeting with the former president was believed to be in continuation of the nationwide consultations with the elders and leaders of the party.

It is also believed to be in connection with the ongoing crisis in the ruling party, which has led to the defection of five of its governors, some federal and state lawmakers as well as council chairmen to the All Progressives Congress, APC.

The PDP chairman, who assumed office about two weeks ago, had on January 26 visited former President Olusegun Obasanjo in the latter’s home in Ogun State where both also had a secret meeting.

Mr. Mu’azu, accompanied by a 15-member team, which included a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Na’abba, arrived Mr. Babangida’s Hilltop residence about 12:05 p.m. and left about one hour later.

The PDP national chairman told journalists after the meeting with the former military president that his visit to Minna was part of the efforts to reconcile aggrieved party members.

He said the meeting was fruitful but refused to give details of the parley.

“I am here in continuation of my visit to our elders and I had a fruitful meeting with the former president. It was a fruitful meeting,” Mr. Mu’azu said.

“What we discussed is not meant for public consumption. All I can say is that we had a fruitful discussion.”

Mr. Babangida also refused to speak on what he discussed with the PDP national chairman, saying, “I am not going to say a word. I am not talking.”


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  • Dodon Doya

    Whether in closed doors or whether the doors are wide open IBB na Jonathan man period.

    • sadiq

      Haqiqa

    • esaulogbon

      Hahahahahahaahahahaha! You don kolo!

  • Lanre

    What beats me about Nigeria is how Babangida can be regarded as an elder statesman worthy of consultation on National Affairs. By any political party. A man who should be on trial for crimes against humanity. Nigeria is a cursed project.

    • Jojito

      Lange, if Babangida should be on trial, You should be hanged for causing problems in Nigeria.

      • Lanre

        Your attempt at a joke is laughable. Obviously I was the one that annulled an election that I voted in; I was the one that superintended the killing of journalists while in office; I was the one that also introduced an economic program that led to massive theft and corruption. My name is Lanre. Where is your name from? Let me know so I can appropriately respond to you. Babangida is the source and cause of impunity in Nigeria. As I already stated, Nigeria is a cursed project. Now, we have paid agents going around with their minions rewriting Nigerian History. We know those who caused Nigeria’s problems and I have no problems saying it straight to Babangida’s face. Yes, if I had my way I will use all the powers I have to ensure Babangida is put away in jail for the rest of his miserable life. At a minimum. That man destroyed forever my belief in Nigeria. I give you the last word.

  • Amina

    When the aggrieved govs in pdp were all going around the elders toast pdp before it collapsed.people thought they were jokers.nowsee what Tukur had caused pdp.Jonathan now gave someone that destoyed the party another job.meaning pdp members should go to hell.its too late now to now when the head is already chopped by APC.So,so sad.This a party that people had built for years.one old senseless man just destroyed it over night.i wish Muazu good luck but I don’t think they will come back to Pdp again.

  • Amina

    When the aggrieved govs in pdp were all going around the elders toast pdp before it collapsed.people thought they were jokers.nowsee what Tukur had caused pdp.Jonathan now gave someone that destoyed the party another job.meaning pdp members should go to hell.its too late now to now when the head is already chopped by APC.So,so sad.This a party that people had built for years.one old senseless man just destroyed it over night.i wish Muazu good luck but I don’t think they will come back to Pdp again.

  • Jikandalhayola

    Undoubtedly, Oga Lanre’s outburst must have stemmed from other ulterior motives. It is becoming a norm amongst Lanres of this world to scold Gen. Babangida. The General has become a punching bag of many people of his like mind. As a military President, General Babangida, along with his military colleagues and, like any other military regimes, world over, imposed themselves on Nigerians and did what they felt necessary. Interestingly, whatever atrocities they might have committed, were with the overwhelming assistance, particularly from Lanre’s geo-political divide, because they constituted his largest think tank Afterall, whatever negative effects of Babangida’s sojourn are in our body politics, are far lesser than what we are presently encountering, due mainly to a politically rudderless leadership – a leadership whose effects are far more damaging to our socio-economic cum security survival than what happened to us over 22 years ago. General Babangida proved himself to be a resolute and decisive leader who believed in taking action regardless of whose ox was gored.

    • Lanre

      Obviously. There is no point arguing with you guys. Just like Hitler did no wrong in Germany. Please go and read History and find out what happened during the Nuremberg Trials. Of course if Abacha were alive today, he too would be an elder statesman in that stinking cesspool called Nigeria.

      • Bala

        Lanre, you see the problem of Nigeria is nothing but sentiments. I share your argument that Babangida is the architect of what ever ills Nigeria is going through. Like most regimes, he came into power with the sole intention of protect a class in Nigeria whose interest was threatened by the government he overthrew. When he annulled the June 12 he did so to protect the interest of that same group not his geographical location. I am from Kano and as I am sure you are aware, Abiola’s rival was from Kano. I and a lot of people in Kano voted for him forsaken their own. In addition how many army officers from youth a extraction were willing to forsake their commission in the army to actualize June 12. In contrast, two from the north lost their commission. From your prose you seem to well educated and education imbibes objectivity. Let’s not allow people like Babangida who take us for granted and blind our thought process using our sentiminets to guise there evil intentions.

  • Uba Babs

    I believe if one has done bad before and then realize his mistakes and repent he should be forgiven,so IBB might have turned a new leaf so let us see what good contribution he has for the future of this great country.(www.fuoye.edu.ng)