Reputable Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftains led by former Senate President Bukola Saraki on Thursday met in Abuja over the 2023 elections.
Others were the Governors of Bauchi and Sokoto States, Bala Mohammed and Aminu Tambuwal.
The meeting was sequel to a recent one which was held in Bauchi. The next has been scheduled for Sokoto.
The PDP leaders are meeting over the PDP 2023 presidential ticket expected to be strongly contested in a few months’ time.
Reports had it that consultations are ongoing regarding the agreement of a consensus PDP flagbearer to face that of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the next general elections.
According to Saraki: “In continuation of our meeting in Bauchi, we agreed on Sunday that we’ll come and meet here in Abuja.
“The next meeting we are going to have will be in Sokoto where the governor will host. This informs Nigerians that we’re are in good discussions, this is an ongoing process.
“The more we meet, the more we’ll continue to share our views about the importance of the unity of our party.
“We believe that it is only PDP that has the real solutions to help us get out of the problems we are in today.
“We decided to reach out to other aspirants, we have identified senior leaders and stakeholders, some of them former colleagues and governors.
“We want all to be part of the process of bringing us together and uniting the party ahead.
“The major message we want to put across to Nigerians is that the country is larger and bigger.
“We believe that once we unite as PDP, we will lay the foundation for a strong party that will help in delivering Nigerians from the challenges they are facing now and prepare the country to become stronger.
“This is a process. We will continue to carry you along, keep you informed. All we are doing is for the interest of the party and for the interest of Nigeria.”