Source Reveals What Wike Told Atiku In Fresh Meeting On PDP Crisis

The Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike and Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), were said to have held a fresh meeting on Thursday, September 29.

The meeting, according to a PDP chieftain who spoke exclusively with Daily Trust, is said to be part of efforts to forge unity in the party ahead of the 2023 general elections.

It was gathered that during the closed-door meeting in Asokoro Rivers Governor’s lodge in Abuja, Atiku appealed to Wike to end the ongoing crisis, adding that the PDP is in desperate need of unity to ensure its victory in 2023.

However, the PDP chieftain who spoke with the newspaper noted that he and other delegates who were privy to the meeting and attended it did not like how Wike confronted the former vice president.

He said the Rivers governor insisted that Atiku must keep to his promise (made during the London meeting) of speaking with Iyorhcia Ayu to resign.

The PDP Stalwart also said Wike maintained his position that most members of the PDP BoT have agreed that Ayu should vacate his seat, but that some of them are working against the agreement.

The PDP source, however, disclosed that after Atiku’s plea, Wike promised to meet with his camp on the issues raised and get back to him afterward with the resolutions made.

But a source from Wike’s camp noted that trust at this time will be difficult to achieve following a series of broken promises and betrayals.

The source stated: “There is breach of trust already. The candidate is not known to keep what he says and mean what he says and it is difficult for us to believe whatever is agreed with them.”

Meanwhile, a report by Daily Sun newspaper indicates that Rivers state governor and his associates are already finetuning ways on how to not only remove Senator Iyorchia Ayu as the PDP national chairman but also replace him.

According to the report, the plan of the Wike-led team is to install former governor of Ondo state , Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, as Ayu’s replacement.

A source quoted in the report said Wike and Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state left the country on Friday, September 23 for a destination in Europe and may be joined by Governors Seyi Makinde and Okezie Ikpeazu of Oyo and Abia states for another round of strategy session.

A source said: “They are unrelenting. They are exploring different options to force Ayu out. But they would prefer the national chairman to just resign quietly. They already pencilled down Mimiko as replacement. This is why Mimiko is with them.”

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