PDP BoT To Meet Wike In Port Harcourt Today
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Board of Trustees, BoT, will meet the governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike in Port Harcourt today.
The meeting will be led by ex-Senate President Adolphus Wabara. The meeting will be based on the crisis rocking the party.
It was gathered that the emergency meeting was summoned by the Wabara-led BoT, as part of efforts to reconcile with Wike and some aggrieved southern governors in the party.
The BoT delegation also aims to convince Wike and his allies to support the 2023 presidential ambition of the party’s flag bearer, Atiku Abubakar, as campaigns for next February’s polls officially commence.
It was reported that Wike and some PDP governors including Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), Samuel Ortom (Benue), Seyi Makinde, (Oyo), and Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia) have for weeks mounted pressure on the party’s National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, to step down for a southerner.
Wike and his allies had on September 20 announced their withdrawal from Atiku’s presidential campaign council.
The Wike camp was also absent from the inauguration of Atiku’s campaign council on September 28, 2022.
They claim that northerners should not occupy the two top positions of the party.