The five Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governors of Adamawa, Sokoto, Jigawa, Niger and Sokoto currently consulting with former heads of state with aims to save the party and polity have threatened to bury the party if their consultations end in failure.
At the end of the latest consultation, yesterday, the five governors were hailed by former president, General Ibrahim Babangida as real patriots, who have taken it upon themselves to address real threats to the polity.
Four of the five governors — Babangida Aliyu of Niger, Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto, Sule Lamido of Jigawa and Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano met with Babangida and another former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, during which they relayed their fears and apprehensions on the polity.
Nyako was the only one of the five northern governors, who commenced the consultations with the country’s elder-statesmen, that was absent at the consultation with Babangida and Abubakar. His absence, the other governors said, was due to a previously scheduled commitment with officials across the border in Cameroon.
Nyako, nevertheless, said yesterday that ongoing consultations by the governors were meant to help save the PDP from complete collapse, but in the event of their failure they would help bury the party.
The Adamawa State governor said he had given the nod for his supporters to decamp to the All Nigeria Peoples Party, ANPP, though he said he would remain in the PDP.