In a bid to win the next presidential election in 2023,the Presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Atiku Abubakar has setup a committee to reach out to the Governor of Rivers State, Nyeson Wike and Other aggrieved Members of the party.
Wike who lost out in the presidential primary to the former Vice President Atiku, felt he was also played upon by the leadership of the party, considering the choice of Atiku’s running mate.
This follow the the decision of Atiku to Pick Delta State Governor, Ifeayi Okowa as his running mate in the presidential election in 2023.
Meanwhile,Wike’s allies Godsday Orubebe and an ex-commissioner in Edo state,Kassim Afegbua has resigned their members from the party on Tuesday.
This however, served as an early warning signal to Atiku and Other members of the party, therefore, calling for a reconciliation become necessary.
Our Source revealed that Atiku wanted to accord Wike due respect by informing him about the choice of Okowa, before the news got public, but was informed Wike had already left for Rivers.
Atiku has set up a reconciliatory committee to reach out to Wike and mend the cracks. Atiku understands the need to go to the 2023 elections with a united front. Everyone will be pacified. Not only Wike but every aggrieved person within the party.”
Atiku confidant who also spoke said the Committee would also reached out Wike ‘s allies to plead with them to support Atiku.
His Excellency, Governor Wike is strategic to Atiku’s victory, make no mistake about it. Whatever anybody may say, that is a party man through and through. He understands the times we are in and that was why he threw his hat in the ring; that is why he wants to be president because he feels that he has what it takes to lead the country so also the other candidates who contested.
“Now, that the contest is over, we have a responsibility to bring everybody together. You don’t go to a battle with a disunited army. Wike is the kind of man you can go to battle with, you don’t leave him behind. You do all you can to bring him on board. The enemy is not within PDP; the enemies are those who have enslaved us; people that have impoverished us.”