The National Reconciliation Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has arrived Ibadan, the Oyo State Capital city.
The committee is led by a former Senator President, Senator Bukola Saraki as the Chairman.
Upon arrival in Ibadan, the committee was received at the Oyo State Government Secretariat, Agodi by Governor Seyi Makinde in company of top government functionaries.
Shortly after the arrival, the visitors were led to the Governor’s courtesy room where a closed door meeting held for about an hour.
Others members of the committee in the train of Saraki include, another Ex-Senate President Anyim Pius Anyim, former governor of Cross River State, Liyel Imoke among others.
It was gathered that the purpose of the meeting is to facilitate talks and discussion among aggrieved members of the party in the state.
The crisis rocking the state chapter of the PDP deepened when recently a faction opened a secretariat close to the Agodi state secretariat.
As at the time of filing this report, the committee is currently in a closed door meeting with some aggrieved members of the party in the state.
Governor Makinde while leading the visitors out of the Governor’s office enroute the venue of the close door meeting assured reporters that the committee would brief the press at the end of the meeting.
He said there are series of meetings and talks to be held but that the outcome would be communicated at the end of all meetings.
It would be recalled that the PDP had in November 2020 announced a six-member committee including a former Gombe State governor, Hassan Dankwambo; former House minority leader, Mulikat Akande; former Cross River State governor, Liyel Imoke; serving senator and former Katsina State governor, Ibrahim Shema and former Ebonyi senator, Pius Anyim for the reconciliation effort.
Unconfirmed sources hinted that some aggrieved members of the party including former Deputy Governor Hazeem Gbolarunmi, Nureni Akanbi, Bisi Olopoenia, Femi Babalola (Jogor), Micheal Ogunsade, Adekola Adeoye among others have arrived the Oyo state Government House for a scheduled meeting.
Some others, it was also gathered are scheduled to be met at Carlton Gate Hotel.