PDP Crisis: Atiku’s Delegation Meets Wike In Port Harcourt
A delegation from Atiku Abubakar on Friday met with Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike in Port Harcourt.
The meeting held behind closed doors at Wike’s private residence.
Both parties met after the Atiku delegation met with the Wike camp on Friday, also in a closed-door meeting.
The meeting between both camps is believed to be part of efforts to reconcile the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate and Wike.
Representatives from Atiku’s camp comprised 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 Adoki; 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.
Governor Fintiri after the meeting expressed the hopes that his committee will be able to achieve the needed peace and unity in the party.
Also speaking, Mimiko, on the Wike camp, said more talks needs to be held to address some specific issues.
Wike had lost the party’s presidential primaries to Atiku in May and was also passed over for the position of Vice Presidential candidate.
The Rivers Governor has accused Atiku of cooking up lies to tarnish his image and, although he has vowed to remain in the PDP, he has been seen meeting with politicians from the All Progressives Congress and the Labour party.