In a related development, chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees, Senator Walid Jibrin expressed confidence that all outstanding issues will be resolved sooner than later.
In a statement he issued in Abuja, Jibrin expressed concerns that some party members are still taking issue with the long-concluded presidential primaries and the choice of Okowa as running mate.
He said: “I want to assure everyone that all plans are on ground to bring all members together as one and united, as what is happening in the PDP can never be compared with the situation in the All Progressives Congress, APC, especially their plans in trying to bring religious issues of Muslim-Muslim president and vice president. I have also noted that some groups are coming up, trying to solve the issues.”
The BoT chairman commended the efforts of some PDP leaders including former governors and ministers who have been working behind the scenes to ensure the PDP emerges stronger.
He said the meeting held by some governors and party leaders at the Rivers State Governor’s Lodge, on Sunday was part of such efforts.
His words: “The aim of the group is to reconcile aggrieved (members) especially Wike.
Interestingly, the BoT, the highest advisory body and the conscience of the party, is meeting on Wednesday, August 3 to discuss the issues accordingly and come up with strong recommendations with the special committee for the special reconciliation of aggrieved members especially Governor Wike.
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“After the BoT meeting, we will meet with Wike and all aggrieved members and all past presidential aspirants. It is my prayer as Chairman of BoT that the PDP will remain strong and win all elections in 2023.
It will be recalled that Wike met with his campaign co-ordinators at his official residence in Abuja, on Sunday.
Those at the meeting included Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State and Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
Others were former governor of Cross River State, Mr. Donald Duke, former governor of Benue State, Senator Gabriel Suswam, former Ondo State governor, Olusegun Mimiko, former Bayelsa State governor, Seriake Dickson, former governor Ibrahim Idris of Kogi State and former Plateau state governor, Jonah Jang.
Others include former PDP Deputy National Vice-Chairman, North, Senator Suleiman Nazif, former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke, member of the House of Representatives from Kogi State, Tajudeen Yusuf, among others..click here to read more…