- The rift between Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state and Atiku Abubakar is about to be swept under the carpet
- This is as the leadership of the opposition PDP have made arrangement for a meeting between the duo and as well plan to set up a reconciliatory panel
- Meanwhile, the emergence of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state as Atiku's running mate has led to the division of the party in recent times
On Monday, August 1, the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Board of Trustees (BoT), Senator Walid Jibril, disclosed plans are underway to bring all party members, including Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state, and other aggrieved members together, ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Jibril made this disclosure through a statement released to journalists in Kaduna, The Punch reports.
According to the PDP chieftain, members of the party’s BoT would meet Wike and other aggrieved party members for reconciliation.
Panel meeting would be set up
He noted further that the BOT, being the conscience of party, would meet on Wednesday, August 3rd, as a follow-up to the meeting of the governors in order to unite party members ahead of the 2023 elections, Channels TV report added.
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Jibril maintained that during Wednesday’s meeting, a reconciliation committee would be set up.
“After the BoT meeting, we will meet with Wike and all aggrieved members and all past presidential aspirants. It is my prayers as Chairman of BoT that the PDP will remain strongest and win all elections in 2023.”
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The governor, who described the video as manipulated, said it was part of an interview he granted in June 2021 when his Ebonyi counterpart, Dave Umahi, defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Wike, in a statement by his Special Assistant, Media, Kelvin Ebiri, said the excerpt of the interview was deliberately manipulated and doctored by unscrupulous persons with evil agenda.
2023: Atiku/Okowa will bond the broken union of Nigeria - Audu Mahmood
In another report, the director general of the PDP New Generation, Audu Mahmood, declared that Atiku and Okowa will bond the broken union of Nigeria if they are elected in 2023.
He further said the target of the group is to deliver 5 million votes to the Atiku/Okowa ticket.
According to him, the PDP is the only political party in Nigeria that represents true federalism, justice and fairness.