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PDP SETS UP RECONCILIATION COMMITTEE TO RESOLVE WIKE/ATIKU FACE-OFF

PDP SETS UP RECONCILIATION COMMITTEE TO RESOLVE WIKE/ATIKU FACE-OFF

The Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has set up a reconciliation committee to resolve the ongoing impasse between the presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar and Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State.

This decision was taken at a meeting of the party held on Wednesday at its National Headquarters, in Abuja.

Briefing newsmen after the meeting, Senator Abdul Ningi, flanked by the Chairman of the Board, Walid Jibrin, said the essence of the meeting was to discuss the lingering crisis in the part

He said the meeting was called to intervene in the crisis involving the presidential candidate of the party and the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike.

The crisis in the PDP came out in the open when Atiku overruled the party’s selection committee, which voted Wike as the Vice Presidential Candidate of the party.

Wike has stood away from the activities of the party since then, alongside his associates.

The Wike camp at their meeting on Sunday, in Abuja, was said to have insisted on the removal of the National Chairman of the PDP to create leadership balance between the North and South, since the presidential candidate of the party, Atiku, has been picked from the North.

However, Ningi said, “We haven’t discussed anyone stepping down. What we discussed is to raise a committee. It is the Committee of the Whole. All BoT members are in the committee.”

When asked what grievances were discussed in the meeting, Ningi said, “I can’t tell you the grievances. We are going to meet Atiku to start the project.”

It was gathered that after briefing Atiku on the strategy, the members will visit Wike for fence mending.

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