Following the internal crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Governors elected on the platform of the party have resolved to intervene in a bid to reconcile all aggrieved persons within the party.
It was learnt that the PDP governors will meet in Adamawa State to discuss ways to resolve the protracted rift between the presidential candidate of the party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state.
The move makes it the latest amongst other moves to resolve the feud between Wike and Atiku.
A source who spoke with the members of the press said Governor Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State had already visited Wike in Port Harcourt, Rivers State last Thursday as a way of placating the latter.
“I do not see it as a rift. I know there are plans by Governor Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State to host the PDP Governors’ Forum in his state.
“I do not know whether they have fixed the date yet, but it is going to be within this week or next week. The governors will meet and discuss issues at that level as part of the reconciliation efforts.
“I am aware the governors are talking among themselves and as you know, they hold their meetings from one state to another. Fintiri has not hosted and this is his turn to host and I can tell you authoritatively that the governors are talking among themselves about the need to hold that meeting urgently. Since the convention, no meeting has been held.
“Some of the PDP governors believe that if Fintiri is hosting the meeting, he is seen as a neutral person that can pull all the sides together,” the source was quoted to have said.
Also, a member of the PDP who spoke on the condition of anonymity said a reconciliatory meeting between Wike’s camp and Abubakar’s camp will hold today, Monday the 15th of August 2022.
Among those expected to attend from Wike’s camp are Former AGF Bello Adoke; Prof Jerry Gana; Donald Duke; former Governor of Ondo state, Olusegun Mimiko; Ibrahim Dankwambo.
In the camp of Atiku, Gov Finitri; Hon Adamu Waziri; Hon Eyitayo Jegede; Senator Liyel Imoke; Engr Jide Adeniji, are among other prominent members expected to attend.