President Muhammadu Buhari has turned down the possibility of meeting with the faction of the All Progressives Congress, APC, known as the New Peoples Democratic Party, nPDP.
The President was said to have reportedly vowed that he will not discuss with the aggrieved members of the nPDP that joined forces to form the ruling party.
Punch quoted a top government official to have disclosed this to journalists in Abuja on the condition of anonymity on Monday.
Senator representing Kaduna Central in the National Assembly, Shehu Sani, who is one of the aggrieved members of the party, had on Sunday, declared that they will soon leave the APC for good.
According to the report, Buhari had already told APC state governors his position during a meeting he had with them recently.
The President maintained that state governors and the national leaders of the party should be able to resolve such issues.
He said the issue was a party matter and he was not ready to sit with any faction.
“It is a party matter. I am not ready to sit down with any faction. If they have problems, they should go to the party. I will not interfere.
“Governors as party leaders in the states should deal with all issues. Where there is a need, the party leadership can come in. I will not get involved. Buhari was quoted to have told the APC governors,” the source quoted him as saying.
“Some hard-line governors asked the President to ignore the nPDP members while the majority felt the party and the VP should continue to talk to them,” the source added.