2023: PDP BoT Members Meet Governor Wike In Rivers Over Crisis Rocking Ayu

No fewer than seven members of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party have arrived at the Government House in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

The development is said to be part of the ongoing efforts to resolve the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the general elections.

The vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, had earlier said that the crisis within the party would soon be resolved.

Okowa made this known in Abuja on Saturday after a meeting with the Acting Chairman of the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT), Adophus Wabara.

Speaking with journalists, Okowa said that all stakeholders would work for PDP’s success at the 2023 general elections and that no party leader would work against the PDP.

However, it was learnt that the BoT members who arrived Rivers State on Tuesday are presently meeting with Governor Nyesom Wike in the state capital.

The emergency meeting convened by the Wabara-led BoT is said to be part of efforts by the opposition party to pacify Wike and some aggrieved southern governors in the party.

The BoT delegation also aims to convince Wike and his allies to support the 2023 presidential ambition of the party’s flag bearer, Atiku Abubakar, as campaigns for next February’s polls officially commence.

Wike and some PDP governors have been mounting pressure on the party’s National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, to step down for a southerner.

The governors included Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), Samuel Ortom (Benue), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), and Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia).

Wike and his allies had on September 20 announced their withdrawal from Atiku’s presidential campaign council.

The Wike camp was also absent from the inauguration of Atiku’s campaign council on September 28, 2022.

They claim that northerners should not occupy the two top positions of the party.

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