President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday summoned the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr. Bamanga Tukur, to the Presidential Villa to discuss the new crisis rocking the party.
The meeting, which discussed the decision of the National Working Committee of the party that suspended the activities of the members of the National Mini Convention Committee, headed by Prof. Jerry Gana, was held in Abuja Tuesday.
Apart from Tukur, others at the Presidential Villa included some of the members of the NWC, who took the decision to abort the party’s convention, which had been slated for August 31.
The outcome of the meeting held with Tukur by the President was not known, but sources said Tukur canvassed holding meeting of the National Executive Committee of the party, where some knotty issues would be discussed.
Investigations by our correspondent showed that some of these issues included that the mandate given the Gana committee had elapsed and that there was the need to go back to NEC asking for a fresh mandate.