There are indications that the northern governors who met Saturday with President Goodluck Jonathan at Aso Rock were there to lay on the table some of their grievances with goings on in their party, the Peoples? Democratic Party (PDP).
The fence-mending meeting saw governors of five northern states of Adamawa, Niger, Kano, Jigawa and Sokoto at the presidential villa in Abuja.
The meeting is coming on the heels of Jonathan and the northern governors? parley with former President Olusegun Obasanjo at his Abeokuta hilltop residence recently, and the governors? meeting with former military leaders, Ibrahim Babangida and Abdulsalami Abubakar, last Monday in Minna.
The meeting, which lasted over two hours, saw the governors in frank discussion with the President over what they see as contentious issues going on in the PDP, especially with the 2015 elections around the corner.
The governors in attendance were Sule Lamido of Jigawa State, Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State, Babangida Aliyu of Niger State, Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State, and Musa Kwankwanso of Kano State.
However, before meeting with the president, the governors had met at the Sokoto State Governor?s Lodge in Abuja, where they expressed their grievances and worked out a common front to present at the meeting with the President.
Despite the refusal of either the President or governors to publically say what they discussed, Daily Times reliably learnt that some of the issues touched on included the marginalisation of some of the PDP governors, like in the coming special national convention. 
The aggrieved governors also told the President that the affairs of the party have been hijacked by some of their fellow governors, and fingered the governors of Akwa Ibom, Benue, Bauchi, Katsina, Delta, and Abia states as the culprits.
The five governors also wondered why the Presidency had been silent on the goings on in Rivers State and the fact that the ugly incident in which they were attacked when they went to pay a solidarity visit to Governor Rotimi Amaechi was not condemned by Aso Rock.
The governors were disappointed at the complicity of the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Joseph Mbu, in the incident and in the political crisis in the state.
DTN learnt that after the frank talk, President Jonathan promised to look into the grievance of the governors with a view to finding an amicable solution in the best interest of the party


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