Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal, and former Anambra State governor, Peter Obi, are expected to meet with the members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the National Assembly today, in what is believed to lobby the lawmakers ahead of the party’s presidential primaries.
Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, read Tambuwal and Obi’s letter of request for a meeting with the PDP legislators during the plenary session on Tuesday.
The letter was signed by Ndudi Elumelu, the minority leader of the house of representatives.
The meeting was fixed for April 5, 2022 (today) and it will be held at Wuse 2 in Abuja at 9 pm.
After reading the letter, Gbajabiamila asked the minority leader if Tambuwal and Obi were “pairing up” to run for presidency.
Responding, Elumelu said: “It is politics without bitterness, just like your consensus at Eagle Square.”
While Obi declared his intention to contest the presidency in the 2023 general election on March 24, Tambuwal is still consulting and has not publicly announced his intention.
‘in interest of fairness’