Buoyed by the olive branch from leaders of the defunct New Peoples Democratic Party(PDP),the All Progressives Congress(APC) is to meet with Senate President Bukola Saraki, House Speaker Yakubu Dogara and others.
Other aggrieved bigwigs on the radar of the party are Sokoto State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, ex-Governors Rabiu Kwankwaso, Aliyu Wammako and Danjuma Goje.
There are also senators and members of the House of Representatives.
Former Osun State Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola stayed away from yesterday’s meeting in Abuja because “he has made up his mind to team up with his boss, ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, to form a coalition against President Muhammadu Buhari”.
he party will however submit a comprehensive report to the Presidency after consultations with all those aggrieved.
According to sources, the APC opted for more talks, following “positive signs” with leaders of nPDP at the meeting.
The source said: “Our meeting provided more insights and we are looking at the next phase. In the second phase, the party will meet with nPDP leaders including Saraki, Dogara, Kwankwaso, Tambuwal, Wammako, Goje and others.
“There is likelihood that the party will sit down with these leaders and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo before finally reuniting all. So, we take the meeting up to the highest quarters in the interest of all.
“It is an election year, we will not allow them to go anywhere. The nPDP leaders warned that APC should “not push them to the wall to defect to any party. We will avert being pushed to the wall because time is not on our side.”
The source gave insights into the talks by the two sides.