Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) presidential candidate, and Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, have agreed to form a joint consultation group to resolve differences.
According to Anaedoonline.ng, they had their first in-person meeting on Thursday at the home of Professor Jerry Gana, a trustee on the party’s board of trustees (BoT).
According to a source, Atiku and Wike decided to form a joint consultation group made up of equal members to handle the problems.
This should be completed between now and next week, the source said, after which they should brief the party’s various organs.
“This is the first step towards the setting up of our Presidential Campaign Council.
“Very, very soon, all these challenges will be behind us, and the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, will know their time in office is up for good,” the source told Newsmen.
However, a source in Wike’s camp revealed that the Rivers State Governor’s supporters have all decided to stay in the PDP because they believe that their interests will be best represented there.
“Our principal is yet to brief me. But I know whatever decision he takes, he will reach out to us, and we will collectively decide the way forward.
“We all agreed at our meeting that our collective political interests will be better served in the PDP.
“The party belongs to all of us what transpired before and after our primary is behind us now,” the source said.
According to Anaedoonline.ng, Atiku and Wike split out when the PDP presidential candidate chose Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as his running mate.
Wike and his supporters reportedly sought the resignation of PDP National Chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, in response to Atiku’s decision, accusing him of prejudice during the party’s presidential primary.
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