The Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is set to meet with the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, the party’s presidential aspirants, Atiku Abubakar, and other aggrieved party members, with the hope of reconciling them.
The Board of Trustees Chairman, Senator Walid Jibrin, expressed concern that the primary election that produced the presidential candidate of the party and the subsequent appointment of the Governor of Delta state, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa as the vice presidential candidate was causing unnecessary confusion among some PDP members.
He however stressed that there was no serious controversy as envisaged by some people in the main opposition party, All Progressive Congress (APC).
“I want to assure everyone that all plans are on ground to bring all members together as one and united. What is happening in PDP can never be compared with the situation in APC, especially their plans in trying to bring religious issues of Muslim-Muslim president and vice president.”
Jibrin who noted that some groups are trying to reconcile aggrieved members, said the latest intervention was coming from some former and serving governors of the party.
He added: “The aim of the group is to reconcile aggrieved people, especially Wike. Interestingly, the BoT the highest advisory body and the conscience of the party are meeting on Wednesday, 3rd August, to discuss the issues accordingly by coming up with strong recommendations with the special committee for the special reconciliation of aggrieved members, especially governor wike.
“After the Board of Trustees’ meeting we will meet with and wike and all aggrieved members and all past presidential Aspirants. It is my prayer as Chairman of BoT that the PDP will remain strongest and win all elections in 2023.”