The meeting between Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom and former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has been revealed.
According to Anaedoonline.ng, the two leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) met at the former President’s mansion in Abuja on Tuesday.
Ortom, a member of the PDP Convention Planning Committee, met Jonathan to convince him to attend the party’s special convention and presidential primary scheduled for May 28 and 29 in Abuja, according to a source familiar with the encounter.
According to the source, since losing the 2015 presidential election, the former president has not attended any PDP events and has failed to contact with the party leadership.
The visit, according to the source, was part of efforts to debunk claims that the former president was on his way to joining the All Progressives Congress (APC) and running for president as the party’s consensus candidate.
Nathaniel Ikyur, Governor Ortom’s Chief Press Secretary, also explained what was addressed at the meeting, saying the two leaders talked about how to build the PDP ahead of the 2023 general elections.
“They convened to strengthen the PDP family ahead of the general elections in 2023,” he explained.
Ortom was the Minister of State for Trade and Investment under Jonathan’s government, according to Anaedoonline.ng.
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