Senate President Bukola Saraki met with some governors and the PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, including other leaders of the party on Wednesday in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.
The governors are Abdufatah Ahmed of Kwara State; Nysome Wike of Rivers State; Samuel Ortom of Benue State and Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State.
The meeting, which took place in Saraki’s residence in Ilorin, was held after the dignitaries attended a prayer session organised for the late mother of Abubakar Kawu Baraje.
A former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido; Senator Lawal Shuaibu; Senator Barnabas Gemade and other prominent political figures were also in attendance at the meeting.
On Monday, Ortom announced his defection from the APC noting that he had been given a “red card” in the ruling party and is currently exploring a new option to actualise his future ambition.
Although some of the leaders explained that the gathering was for a religious purpose, Rivers State Governor Wike after the closed-door meeting with Saraki said, that there is nothing wrong for political friends to come together and discuss.
“As top officials, we have come here to rally round him (Baraje) at this moment that he lost his lovely mother. We came here only for that purpose.
“And even if you say the meeting is for politics of course when you see your colleagues, you need to chat and compare notes from what you have been doing,”