The nPDP faction of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has reportedly suspended its threat to dump the party following allegations of marginalization and harassment.
PoliticsNGR gathered that the plan was dropped after the intervention of some APC leaders and governors.
According to the Nation, Some chieftains of the group met on Friday with some governors and other party leaders in Abuja who prevailed on them to remain in the APC and promised that their grievances would be looked into.
At the meeting with the governors were a former governor, Senators, Reps and a member of the outgoing National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC.
A source who craved anonymity revealed that the nPDP made the decision to withdraw its defection plan in the interest of Nigeria. The source said;
“We are not happy with the way Mr President handled our complaints. We are still very, very angry with the leadership of the party for not doing enough to address the issues we raised. As a group, we toyed with the idea of leaving the party if we are not wanted here. But as patriots and genuine democrats, we are also conscious of the implication of our actions.
“Many of us feel that leaving the APC will create problems for the country and our democratic journey as a people. We do not believe in throwing away the baby with the bath water. We cannot afford to see PDP return to power so soon and destroy the modest effort of our party at repositioning the country. We feel political disagreements can be resolved without us parting ways and that is why we are making these efforts.”
It will be recalled that the Chairman of nPDP, Alhaji Kawu Baraje, had threatened that the group would dump the APC and seek its political fortune elsewhere except it met with President Buhari on their grievances.
It was also gathered that the National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, met with some chieftains of the nPDP in Abuja before the convention.
According to a source, the discussion bordered on how to avert crisis after the convention. There were also suggestions too on how to keep aggrieved groups and individuals within the party irrespective of the outcome of the convention.