Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki has waved off controversies surrounding former President Goodluck Jonathan’s exit from the party and has reassured the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) of his commitment.
He told reporters that Jonathan is committed to the party and he is ready to offer the necessary support needed whenever he’s called upon to do so after the meeting.
He said, “He gave us his views and we are very happy. He reassured all of us of his commitment to the PDP and he told us that he is still ready to offer his time, experience and resources to strengthen the party.”
Saraki also made it known that the former the President is ready to work with the reconciliation committee to play his own part and give them the necessary support.
“That is very strong and important for us. Of course, you know there are funny issues going on but we are leaving this place very happy. He is also ready to work with the reconciliation committee to play his own part. That is a great step for the party.
“We spoke about what role former presidents like him will play and he left us feeling very happy that yes, he will like to play that role in the PDP and help our committee to move forward.
“That is a great step for the party. We have put that behind us all those people of the other party that would like to come and disturb our leaders. Our leaders are here and they are ready to work for the party.”
Members of the committee at the meeting include Anyim Pius Anyim, ex-secretary to the government of the federation, Ibrahim Shema, former governor of Katsina; Liyel Imoke, former governor of Cross River and Ibrahim Dankwambo, former governor of Gombe, Mulikat Adeola-Akande, former leader of the house of representatives.