November 30, 2022

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Weeks after asserting working mate: Atiku, Wike meet


After weeks of chilly conflict, the 2023 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP) Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike have lastly met.

For the reason that occasion’s presidential primaries the place former Atiku emerged because the PDP 2023 Presidential candidate, some members who aren’t proud of the method and end result have stayed off occasion affairs.

Contributing to the interior rancour was Atiku’s selection of Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, as working mate over Wike who was reportedly favoured by the committee saddled with that duty.

This didn’t go nicely with the Rivers state governor and his colleagues – Samuel Ortom (Benue), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia) and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu).

In its effort to reconcile the 2, the occasion’s Board of Trustees (BoT) had on Wednesday arrange a committee headed by its Chairman, Senator Walid Jibril.

Nonetheless, Wike and Atiku based on a dependable supply met behind closed doorways in Abuja on the Asokoro residence of the previous minister of knowledge, Professor Jerry Gana on Thursday.

Based on the supply who doesn’t need his title talked about in print, “Solely the 2 of them met behind closed doorways. However I’m conscious they agreed to collectively arrange a peace committee to additional look into all points as quickly as attainable.”

The supply informed Blueprint that they each resolved that the end result of their committee shall be subjected to the ultimate approval and ratification of a bigger committee of the occasion.

One other supply additionally stated, “The assembly was a really cordial one. Each events have resolved to let peace reign and warning their loyalists in opposition to attacking each other within the media”.

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In the meantime, former and serving spokespersons of the PDP restated their  confidence within the Nationwide Chairman, Senator Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, and the Nationwide Working Committee (NWC) in working the affairs of the occasion.

This was contained in a communique learn by the PDP Nationwide Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, on the finish of the NWC interactive assembly with former Nationwide Publicity Secretaries, State and Zonal Publicity Secretaries and different key stakeholders Thursday in Abuja.

Based on Ologunagba, they’ve confidence within the capability, expertise and competence of Atiku to rescue, redirect and rebuild Nigeria to earn the respect of the Worldwide Group.

The communique partly learn, “We imagine that solely the PDP below the management of H.E Atiku Abubakar has the capability to guard and safe the lives and properties of Nigerians in addition to rebuild the economic system of the nation in such a way as to place meals on the desk.

“We commit to stay loyal and integral within the mission of the PDP to make all sacrifices essential to attain success in Rescuing, Redirecting and Rebuilding our nation from the misrule of the APC.”