October 15, 2014.
By: Ibrahim Olalekan
National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Adamu Mu’azu, has promised to visit the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun.
He said this in Abuja yesterday at the PDP national secretariat when members of the Former Governors’ Forum visited him.
The Nation newspaper reported Mu’azu to have also pleaded with the APC to allow the Governor-elect of Ekiti state, Mr Ayodele Fayose to enjoy his tenure.
In his words: “Where we win, we should be congratulated, where we lose, we should accept defeat.
“That is why in Osun State, we are not making noise, not for any other reason, we have been defeated and we have accepted defeat. The governor-elect, my friend and brother, Rauf Aregbesola, I wish him well.
“So, this should be the way it is done and I hope and pray the opposition will find it in its wisdom, ways and means of letting our own candidate have peace in Ekiti.”
The PDP Chairman, while justifying the significance of the Governors Forum, said: “President Goodluck Jonathan, Vice President Namadi Sambo are former governors, which means we are God’s chosen.
“In this Forum, we have interacted as brothers. It is a group that we can’t deny one another and possibly assist one another, this group is interested in Nigeria’s unity”.
Speaking on behalf of the forum, Senator Jim Nwobodo (Anambra), described the forum as a symbol of unity.
Nwobodo said: “There is no party in this country that can do without this body in the form of advice.
“We are prepared to give you advice on how to go about this business.”
Present at the visit were Abubakar Audu (Kogi); Achike Udenwa (Imo); Lucky Igbenedion (Edo) ; Ahmed Makarfi (Kaduna) ; Olusegun Osoba (Ogun); Okwesilieze Nwodo (old Enugu) and Bukar Ibrahim (Yobe).