PDP Delegates Meet Wike
Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, and a delegation from Atiku Abubakar met in Port Harcourt on Friday.
The meeting took place in a private setting at Wike’s home.
Following Friday’s closed-door meeting between the Wike camp and the Atiku delegation, both parties got together.
The meeting between the two sides is said to be a part of efforts to make amends between Wike and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, the governor of Adamawa State, Hon. Adamu Waziri, and Eyitayo Jegede, a former candidate for governor of Ondo, were all present as representatives from Atiku’s camp.
Those on Governor Wike’s team were former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoki; Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State; former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke; former Governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko and former Governor of Gombe State, Dr Ibrahim Dankwambo.
After the meeting, Governor Fintiri expressed his hope that his committee would be able to bring about the necessary harmony and togetherness inside the party.
Mimiko from the Wike camp also spoke, stating that additional discussions are required to resolve a number of particular issues.
Atiku had defeated Wike in the party’s presidential primary held in May, and Wike was also passed over for the vice presidential nomination.
Although he has sworn to stay in the PDP, the Rivers Governor has accused Atiku of concocting lies to damage his reputation and has been seen meeting with members of the All Progressives Congress and the Labour party.