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PDP Crises: At Last Atiku, Wike meets in Abuja.



PDP Crises: At Last Atiku, Wike meets in Abuja.

By Linda Ike

The People’s Democratic Party ( PDP) Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar and the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike held a reconcilation meeting yesterday in Abuja over the lingering crises in the party.

The meeting, which was held at the residence of the former Minister of Information, Jerry Gana, is coming on the heels of a reconcilation committee set up by the PDP Board of Trustees to resolve crisis rocking the party.

It was.gathered that during the meeting, Atiku and Wike reaffirmed commitment to the resolutions to all issues in the party.

The source who preferred anonymity disclosed that the two PDP leaders resolved to nominate equal number of people to a committee to resolve all the issue that arose from nomination of the party’s presidential and vice presidential candidates.

He said, the committee will report back to a larger committee that will be constituted to reconcile all aggrieved members of the party.

“The meeting was cordial and both of them expressed commitment to resolving all the issues. They agreed to nominate equal of persons to a committee to trash all the issues and report back to a larger committee,” he stated.

It would be recalled that the PDP has been in crisis in the aftermath of the nomination of Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, as the party’s vice presidential candidate. Supporters of the Rivers State Governor had kicked against Okowa’s nomination, stressing that Wike, who came second in the presidential primary ought to have been Atiku’s running mate.
Atiku had polled a total of 371 votes, at the PDP convention, to defeat Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike, who scored 237 votes, and 11 others.

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