Atiku/Wike face-off: PDP set to meet Rivers governor, aggrieved members, says BoT Chairman

The Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is set to mediate in the ongoing face-off between the party’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike.

The board, according to its Chairman, Senator Walid Jibrin, will meet tomorrow to discuss and come up with recommendations on a solution.

In a statement yesterday, Jibrin said the board members will also meet with a committee set up by the leadership of the PDP and charged with the responsibility of reconciling the Wike and the Atiku camps.

He said: “After the BoT meeting, we will meet with Governor Wike and all aggrieved PDP members and all past presidential aspirants.

It is my prayers as chairman of the BoT that the PDP will remain strongest and win all elections in 2023.

“I want to assure everyone that all plans are on the ground to bring all members together as one and united family.

“I have also noted that some groups are coming up, trying to solve the issues thrown up by the choice of the Delta State governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, as vice presidential candidate.

“Members of these groups include some former and serving governors of the party, some BoT members and elders, including Prof. Jerry Gana, the chief spokesman of the group.”

According to him, all the groups are working towards reconciling Wike and other aggrieved members with the Atiku camp.

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