The Board of Trustees the Peoples Democratic Party has setup a committee to end the rift between the party’s 2023 Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike.
Atiku and Wike fell out since the party’s primaries and the unveiling of Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa as Atiku’s running mate.
Briefing journalists at the end of the BoT meeting which lasted for about 4 hours in Abuja, former lawmaker, Senator Abdul Ningi said the committee is expected to interface between the warring camps.
He said, “we have set up in this meeting committee of the BoT to be able to interface between warring factions, particularly the acrimony that is taking place between the presidential candidate and Governor Wike.
“The committee is the committee of the whole, that means every other BoT member is a member of the committee. I cannot tell you the grievances and the time frame,” he started.
On whether the call for the resignation of the PDP National Chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu was discussed at the BoT meeting, Ningi said, “we have not even discussed any issue of anybody stepping down. What we discussed is what I told you”.