- The crisis in the PDP is not yet over as the party's BoT meeting with Governor Wike ended in a deadlock
- Adolphus Wabara, the acting chairman of the BoT, however, said the meeting held achieved some progress
- Wabara and Governor Wike spoke to the media at the end of the closed-door meeting held in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital
Port Harcourt, Rivers state - The Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the closed-door meeting with the Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday, October 4, is inconclusive.
Adolphus Wabara, the acting chairman of the BoT, made this known while briefing newsmen after the meeting.
PDP crisis: We achieved some progress - Wabara
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“We have not concluded. Making peace is difficult. But we have heard from his side. The family remains one. We shall achieve peace very soon," the BoT chairman was quoted as saying.
Legit.ng gathers that Wabara noted that the meeting afforded the BoT members the opportunity to understand Governor Wike's concerns properly.
He said they would convey their findings and make their position known to the larger BoT gathering in Abuja.
The BoT chairman expressed optimism that the issues would be resolved.
2023 elections: Wike is an inestimable asset to PDP, says Wabara
Speaking further, Wabara described Wike as an inestimable asset to the PDP, noting that the Rivers state governor’s infrastructural development was already campaigning for the party.
“We rubbed minds and we will find a solution very soon. Presidential campaign has started, he is campaigning for the party," he said.
“Our Governor is a PDP governor, even if he doesn’t go out to campaign, he has campaigned already with all the projects he has delivered."
PDP crisis: Governor Wike speaks
In his remarks, Governor Wike said what was important to all of them was ensuring that the party's unity was not endangered.
He reiterated that he and his allies were not leaving the party but were more interested in resolving the contending internal issues.
Atiku reportedly promises to support Wike for president in 2027
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the 2023 presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, promised to fully support Governor Wike's ambition in 2027.
Atiku allegedly made the promise to Wike when they met in Abuja to discuss how the growing party crisis could be resolved.
During their meeting on Thursday, September 30, Atiku offered Wike the new deal of ensuring that he throws his full support for the Rivers governor in the 2027 presidential election.