Sunday, May 28, 2023

PDP BoT members to meet Wike in Rivers over party crisis

The Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will today, Tuesday, meet Nyesom Wike, Rivers State Governor, in Port Harcourt, as part of efforts to resolve the crisis rocking the party.

The meeting is to be held at the State Government House in Port Harcourt at noon (12pm).

A top official of the party in the state who did not want his name mentioned confirmed this to Punch on Tuesday morning.

“Yes, it is confirmed that the PDP BoT members will meet His Excellency, the Governor (Wike) today in Port Harcourt.

“You very well know what is happening in the parry, the issues and everything. So such a meeting is crucial. That is all I can tell you,” he said.

Wike’s men and Governors of Enugu, Abia, Benue, Oyo States, as well as some top PDP stakeholders in the state are expected to be at the meeting.

Wike and some governors in the South had boycotted the campaign flag-off of the party’s Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

To this effect, it is expected that deliberations at the meeting will be aimed at finding a common ground to pacify Wike and his men as the 2023 elections inch closer.

Governor Wike and four of his counterparts, now known as the big five governors, have formed an alliance to seek equity and justice in the party.

Top of their demands is the resignation of the PDP national chairman, Senator Iyorcha Ayu, to pave the way for a southerner to succeed him since Atiku, a northerner, is the presidential standard bearer of the party.



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