PDP Board Of Trustees Members Meet With Wike Today

Nyesom Wike
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees (BoT) will meet with Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike today as part of its reconciliation mission to discuss the party’s lingering crisis.

The meeting with Wike by the BoT in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, comes after the advisory body met with the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in Abuja on Sunday. Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, the vice presidential candidate, has also met with the BoT.

Recall that Wike and other disgruntled governors and party officials left the party’s presidential campaign council after the PDP national chairman, Dr Iyorchia Ayu, refused to resign and make way for a national chairman of southern extraction.

Wike and four of his colleagues namely, Seyi Makinde (Oyo); Samuel Ortom (Benue); Dr Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia); and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu) had also met on Sunday in Enugu State to strategize on their next line of action.

However, following uncertainty whether Wike would meet with the BoT leaders, the governor’s key ally, former member of the House of Representatives, Chief Ogbonna Nwuke, said Wike, is ready to meet BoT members.

Nwuke, who disclosed this while speaking with LEADERSHIP in Port Harcourt yesterday, said as a highly rated party leader, Wike will not close his doors on fellow PDP leaders.

He said: “Obviously, I believe that Governor Wike is very mature. He will not turn back those who want to have a conversation with him. People have been coming to have a conversation with him and so, if the BOT is coming to have a conversation with him, there is no reason why he should turn his back on them.

“Yes, he will receive them. He is a highly rated party leader and if party leaders are coming to talk with you, you will certainly open your doors to hear what they are saying.

“I also believe it is an opportunity to state his own side of the story and also to take the BOT to think clearly as to what it wants to do in terms of achieving peace in the party.

“For me, it is time to have a decent conversation as party people on the way forward.

“I know if a governor could speak with a presidential candidate of the party; if a governor has been speaking with politicians across the country, having a conversation with members of his own political family, the BOT, is what even the entire nation is looking forward to.”

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