Former President of the Senate and Chairman PDP Reconciliation Committee, Bukola Saraki has assured the party faithful of the commitment of ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan to the course of the PDP.
This is even as Senator Saraki in a veiled dig at highly-placed members of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, reminded anyone who cares to know that the former President is bent on seeing the PDP bounce back to national reckoning.
Saraki who stated this shortly after leading members of the PDP national reconciliation and strategy committee to a meeting with Jonathan at his Maitama-Abuja home, expressed happiness at the turn of events, following unconfirmed reports that the ruling party had been making subtle moves to get the ex-President into its fold.
Addressing newsmen, Tuesday, Saraki said: “We are members of the national reconciliation and strategy committee set up by the party and part of our task is to meet with our former President Dr Goodluck Jonathan. We are starting off with our former President and we are here to let him know what our plans are and also to hear his own views and advice on what we need to do and how to do it as well as how we need to strengthen the party and reconcile aggrieved members in order to bring about unity and focus in our party.”
According to him, the meeting which lasted over one and half hour was very productive saying, “it was a very useful meeting. He gave us his views and we are very happy. He reassured all of us of his commitment to the PDP and he told us that he is still ready to offer his time, experience and resources to strengthen the party and that is very strong and important for us. Of course, you know there are funny issues going on but we are leaving this place very happy.
“He is also ready to work with the reconciliation committee to play his own. That is a great step for the party. We have put that behind us all those people of the other party that would like to come and disturb our leaders. Our leaders are here and they are ready to work for the party,” he added.