Ahead of the 2015 general elections, President Goodluck Jonathan had on the evening of Tuesday, October 14, 2014 had a closed-door meeting with the South-Western leaders of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party in the First Lady’s Conference Hall inside the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
According to Punch, it was learnt on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 that the meeting was part of the President’s ongoing consultations ahead of the 2015 general elections while a source disclosed that the meeting was organized to make plans for the upcoming general elections scheduled for February14, 2015.
However, a former President was absent at the meeting which was attended by virtually all the South-West People’s Democratic Party leaders.
Furthermore, an unidentified source revealed that one of the agenda of the meeting was bordered on the recent dismiss the PDP National Deputy Chairman, South-West, Ishola Filani adding that most of the party supporters were against the decision.
According to the source, “The issue of Ishola Filani who was recently replaced came up during the meeting.
“Some stakeholders from Ekiti State protested his removal from office. Some others however argued that they should not complain since Filani’s replacement is also from their state.
“It was resolved that since election was held and a winner had emerged, the issue should remain like that.”