- Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and his loyalists who are also governors met recently in Enugu state
- The fice governors reportedly held a crucial meeting amid the crisis rocking the opposition party, a few months to the 2023 elections
- Meanwhile, the Enugu state government, confirming the development maintained the meeting was on matters of public interests
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state on Sunday, October 2nd, met with four governors on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who are his friends and loyalists.
Governors present at the meeting
Apart from Wike, governors present at the meeting were Samuel Ortom of Benue state, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, of Enugu state, Seyi Makinde of Oyo state, and Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state.
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According to a statement by the Enugu government, the governors held a “crucial meeting in the Enugu Government House to discuss matters of public interest", TVCnewsng report added.
The meeting was said to have lasted for several hours.
Meanwhile, the meeting comes amid a crisis in the party over calls for Iyorchia Ayu to step down as national chairman of the party.
Ayu to Resign? PDP BoT takes drastic step, set to appease Wike, other aggrieved governors
Barring any last-minute changes, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees (BoT) may ask the party's national chairman, Dr Iyorchia Ayu, to resign as a condition for reconciliation with the aggrieved governors.
Legit.ng gathered that the BoT members have been having a series of meetings since the weekend. Among key party leaders it met with was the governor of Delta state and vice presidential candidate, Ifeanyi Okowa.
The report has it that the decision to ask Ayu to step down was arrived at when some influential BoT members met in Abuja last Friday, September 30.
PDP Crisis: Governor Wike, Atiku hold fresh meeting in Abuja, details emerge
Governor Nyesom Wike and Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), were said to have held a fresh meeting on Thursday, September 29.
The meeting, according to a PDP chieftain who spoke exclusively with Daily Trust, is said to be part of efforts to forge unity in the party ahead of the 2023 general elections.
It was gathered that during the closed-door meeting in Asokoro Rivers Governor's lodge in Abuja, Atiku appealed to Wike to end the ongoing crisis, adding that the PDP is in desperate need of unity to ensure its victory in 2023.