Former governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, has begged members of the New PDP block not to dump the All Progressives Congress.
Oshiomhole, who is seeking to become the new national chairman of APC, told Channels Television in an interview that their grievances, especially about being excluded from the mainstream of the party, would be looked into.
“They have carefully articulated their feeling, a feeling that they are not properly integrated or they suspect that they are not properly treated. I feel what they mean is that they are ready for conversation, they are ready for a robust engagement and constructive conversation around the issues that they have raised. I believe those issues can be resolved”, Oshiomhole said.
The bloc, led by Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje, had, in a petition, dated April 27, 2018 and titled, ‘Request for repressing of grievances of the former new PDP bloc within the APC,’ gave the Odigie-Oyegun-led National Working Committee (NWC) and President Muhammadu Buhari a seven-day ultimatum to address their grievances.
The bloc claimed its members had not only suffered intimidation and harassment, but had also been sidelined from the scheme of things in the APC since 2015.