The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, and the Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, have ended their feud.
Amaechi and Akpabio parted ways when Amaechi, then the Governor of Rivers State, left the Peoples Democratic Party for the All Progressives Congress, with Akpabio staying on.
Amaechi’s major reason then for leaving the PDP was his face-off with then President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Dame Patience Jonathan.
However, over the weekend, a chieftain of the APC, Alhaji Nasiru Danu, who is the Dan Amarna of Dutse and one of the Directors of Logistics of the APC Presidential Campaign Council and a long-time ally of President Muhammadu Buharia; nd Festus Keyamo (SAN), the Director of Strategic Communications of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, brought the two men together.
The meeting, which took place at the private residence of Danu in the Asokoro area of Abuja, lasted several hours, where the leaders frankly and honestly talked about their various disagreements from their days as Governors in the PDP and in the then Nigerian Governors’ Forum.
While Amaechi was the Rivers State Governor, Akpabio superintended over Akwa Ibom State.
They also discussed and analysed the performance of the APC in the South South in the just-concluded elections and identified areas where things went wrong and how to improve those areas in future.
At the end, both leaders agreed to close ranks and work in unison for the overall interest of the party in the country.
They promised to put behind them all previous perceived misgivings and to a positive direction to the teeming supporters of the party across the country.
Danu and Keyamo witnessed the meeting.