Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike had a closed-door meeting with some presidential aspirants jostling for the ticket on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) platform.
Those at the closed-door meeting, which was held Wednesday at the Government House Port Harcourt, were Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Mohammed; Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal; former Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, and the former Managing Director of FSB International Bank, Dr Mohammed Hayatu-Deen.
Governor Wike, who spoke to journalists after the meeting, said their interest is to ensure unity in the party.
He also expressed their interest in making Nigerians happy by developing a formidable strategy that will enable the PDP coast to victory in the 2023 presidential election.
“Our interest is the unity of the party. Our interest is to make Nigerians happy by ensuring that by 2023, PDP will take over the reins of government because Nigerians are patiently waiting.
“And I can assure you that we will work as a team to make Nigerians happy.”
The leader of the delegation, Senator Bukola Saraki, said their discussion was on identifying the best available way to ensure that there is unity within the party and among the various presidential aspirants.
According to him, they are aware that Nigerians now look up to PDP as the only option that will provide the needed direction for the country.
“We are here to have a discussion. We just finished talking about how best way for us to reunite our party and bring unity among all those aspiring to lead this country under PDP.
“We all realize the importance of this, and PDP is the only option ready to put this country in the right direction and provide a better future for our people.
” We have been to some of the other states, and today we are here with Governor of Rivers State, a key stakeholder of this party, to discuss frankly.
“He has given us his views and made some suggestions, and we will continue to work with that as we move away from here. But the key thing is unity; the key thing is to put the country first and put the party first.”