BREAKING: Governor Wike Speaks after Meeting with PDP BoT, Reveals What's Most Important to Party

BREAKING: Governor Wike Speaks after Meeting with PDP BoT, Reveals What's Most Important to Party

  • There is hope that the PDP's internal crisis, which has lingered for so long, may soon come to an end as the campaign season starts
  • This follows Governor Wike's statement after his closed-door meeting with the party's BoT in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, October 4
  • Speaking after the meeting, the Rivers state governor said he is hopeful that the contentious issues in the party will be resolved

Port Harcourt, Rivers state - Governor Nyesom Wike says he is committed to achieving peace within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The Rivers state governor spoke after meeting with members of the party’s Board of Trustees at the Government House in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital, Channels TV reported.

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Governor Wike is hopeful that the PDP crisis will soon be resolved. Photo credit: Gov Nyesom Ezenwo Wike - CON
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“The most important thing is to have peace,” Wike said.

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“The house is united. I am hopeful we will resolve the issues, because I am alive.

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“Only those who are alive are hopeful. We have said repeatedly that we will not leave the party. We believe the internal issues will be resolved.”

PDP crisis: Progress has been made - Wabara

Acting Chairman of the BoT, Adolphus Wabara, also hinted that progress had been made at the talks.

“We have not concluded,” Wabara said. “Making peace is difficult. But we have heard from his side. The family remains one. We shall achieve peace very soon.”

Wike and his allies had announced their withdrawal from the presidential campaign council of Atiku Abubakar in protest of the refusal of Iyorchia Ayu, the PDP national chairman, to resign.

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Governor Wike and his allies argued that northerners should not occupy the two top positions of the party.

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Meanwhile, Ayu had earlier allegedly said he would vacate the chairmanship seat if the region produced the PDP presidential candidate.

However, the chairman has declined to resign, insisting he will complete his four-year tenure.

PDP chieftain speaks on Ayu's possible resignation

Earlier, previously reported that a former PDP national secretary, Emmanuel Agbo, said that there were legal consequences to the call for the resignation of the PDP's chairman, Ayu.

Agbo warned that should the national chairman resign, his deputy, who is from the northeast region of the country, is bound by the party's constitution to replace him.


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