From John Adams, Minna
The peace parley called by Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, to mend fences among aggrieved members of the All Progressievs Congress (APC) in the state suffered a major setback as all the three senators and some House of Representatives members shunned it.
Senators Mohammed Musa, Niger East; Aliyu Sabi, Niger North and Ibrahim Bima, Niger South were all absent even as only seven of the 11 House of Representatives members attended the meeting held at Government House, Minna.
A source close to the meeting informed Daily Sun that also absent were some critical stakeholders fingered by some of the aggrieved members of the party as fuelling the crisis due to their personal interest.
Though no reason was given by the governor during his opening remarks for the absence of the three key state zonal leaders of the party and members of the House of Representatives, those present said it was a pointer that all was not well with the party in the state.
The peace parley came barely three weeks after the state working committee of the party had set up a reconciliatory committee headed by former Minister of State for Mineral Resources, Abubakar Buwari.
The governor while addressing those present at the meeting, comprising mainly his appointees, acknowledge that some people were aggrieved.
He stressed the need for aggrieved members to forget the outcome of the just concluded party primaries and forge ahead, adding that “those who will lose have lost and those who will win have won.”