The Board of Trustees (BOT) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has constituted a reconciliatory committee to address the internal grievances plaguing the party over the nomination of Atiku’s running mate. Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State is one of the most affected by this fallout.
This committee will be led by the party’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, along with 13 governors.
Walid Jibril, the chairman of the board, announced this in a statement. He stated that the visit to Wike will take place as soon as Atiku Abubakar and the party’s Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, return from their vacation abroad.
Furthermore, the Chairman stated that he has taken note of the various comments made by some party members regarding Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s selection as Atiku Abubakar’s running mate. He stated that all comments are valid and normal in any political setting and that they will be addressed.
However, he stated that to win the elections, party members must work together and avoid negative comments aimed at dividing the party.
“I strongly urge all current and former governors and former presidents of Nigeria not to add more fuel to the fire, but to always try to keep it from spreading.” “May I state unequivocally that we thank all of our current PDP governors for their unwavering support for the party.”
Last week, Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom expressed his displeasure with how Atiku Abubakar chose his running mate for the 2023 Presidential elections. This sparked widespread concern in the public, about the possibility of division among the party’s key stakeholders.
The reconciliatory committee includes Vice Presidential candidate Ifeanyi Okowa and members of the national working committee. In addition, some of the party’s leaders from various geopolitical zones will be among those travelling to see Governor Nyesom Wike.
PDP sets up a reconciliatory committee to visit Wike