PDP leaders and governorship candidates meet over April 11 elections

The National leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party met in Abuja on Thursday with their governorship candidates and the 36 state chairmen of the party.

Although the agenda of the meeting was not made public, it was learnt that it was called to assess the party’s performance in last Saturday’s polls and to strategise ahead of the April 11 governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections.

The PDP’s candidate, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, lost the presidential election to the All Progressives Congress candidate, Maj.Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). The ruling party has won only 49 seats .in the Senate as against APC’s 60. There are 109 seats in the Senate.

It will be recalled that members of the PDP National Working Committee and governors held a similar meeting with the President at the Presidential Villa on Wednesday.

It was gathered that the governors of Kaduna, Ramalan Yero and Cross River State, Liyel Imoke, also attended the Thursday meeting which held at the Wadata Plaza national secretariat of the PDP.

Credit: Punch