Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State was upbeat when he returned to the State capital of Yola on Saturday after a visit to his Rivers State counterpart Nyesom Wike.

He was in Rivers State over the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in which Wike and the party’s presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar are the principal actors.

Fintiri, who spoke to newsmen as he arrived at the Yola International Airport just before noon Saturday, said efforts to reconcile Wike with Atiku were progressing well.

Fintiri, who is the home governor of Atiku and a friend of Wike but who said he is the chairman of the Atiku-Wike reconciliation committee, reiterated that earnest reconciliation process had started and was going on well.

He said, “We are focused and the reconciliation is up and progressing. I am the chairman of the reconciliation committee between Atiku and Wike on Atiku’s side, and I assure you that we will get over it.

“The reconciliation process is ongoing and very successful. We will continue to talk.

Politics is about discussions. It is about understanding. Very soon we will be crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s to signify that the reconciliation is over and PDP is up and ready for success.”

According to Fintiri, the PDP views victory in the 2023 presidential election as a duty to Nigerians and is therefore going all out for it.

He said, “We are alive to expectations and we know that Nigeria will not forgive us if we fail. Nigerians are in confusion. Everything is shattered. Nigerians don’t know where they are. We wake up every morning (trusting only in God).

“As a party, we are putting everything into this reconciliation to ensure that Atiku and Wike’s camps are back together as one united family for the success of the PDP.”


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