Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has launched an initiative to bring its top leaders who quit the party before the 2015 polls, including former President Olusegun Obasanjo, back into fold, as part of moves to reposition it for the 2019 polls.
A reconciliation committee headed by governor Ifeanyi Okowa and Chief Tom Ikimi was inaugurated by the PDP caretaker committee on Tuesday in Abuja to ensure their return to the party.
Other former PDP leaders being targeted in the reconciliation drive, include Senate President, Bukola Saraki, the Speaker of House of Reps, Yakubu Dogara, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, former Senate President Ken Nnamani, as well as former governors Joshua Dariye, and Orji Uzor Kalu.
The committee is also directed to contact former Governors Rabiu Kwankwaso, Saminu Turaki as well as Governor Samuel Ortom and Atiku Bagudu.
Inaugurating the committee, PDP caretaker committee chairman, Senator Ahmed Makarfi charges it to bring into fold all PDP’s former political office holders and new entrants.
Makarfi said, “This includes President, Vice President, governors and former Senate president, Speaker of House of Representatives and all other former top ranking members in the party.
“Everybody that was in PDP at one time or the other should be reconciled with. It is not limited to pre-2015.”