The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Adamu Mu’azu, has held a closed door meeting with a former military Head of State in Nigeria, General Ibrahim Babangida, at his hill top residence in Minna, the Niger State capital.
The meeting with the former President is coming one week after the new party chairman had a similar meeting with a former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, in Abeokuta in Ogun State.
Although Journalists were not allowed into the venue of the meeting which lasted for about an hour, a source said the PDP national chairman was in Minna as part of his reconciliatory move and in continuation of his meeting with some elders of the party since he emerged as the chairman of the ruling party.
Several National Assembly members elected under the PDP platform had defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) after five PDP governors left the party for APC in November last year due to some controversies that the former party leader, Bamanga Tukur, could not resolve.
Part of Mu’azu’s mandate is to try and regain the confidence of party members and also bring back defected members before the 2015 general elections.