The committee set up by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar to meet with Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has held the first round of meetings.
The meeting was held behind closed doors at Wike’s private residence in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital
The meeting is believed to be part of efforts to reconcile the PDP’s presidential candidate and Wike.
Representatives from Atiku’s camp are the Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri; Hon. Adamu Waziri and former Ondo governorship candidate, Eyitayo Jegede.
Those on Governor Wike’s team were former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke; 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.
Addressing newsmen Fintiri said, “We are aware Nigerians are anxiously waiting for PDP to take over government in 2023. We have met as leaders and members of the same political family.
“We have opened discussions, work is in progress and we will continue. At the end of the day, we will broker peace and we will unify the party and Nigerians.”
Wike had lost the party’s presidential primaries to Atiku in May and was also passed over for the position of Vice Presidential candidate.