The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has welcomed the peace window provided by Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike and other aggrieved governors of the party.

According to statement by his Media Adviser,Paul Ibe saying that Atiku has welcomed reports that Wike and his strategic team are disposed to a lasting resolution of the protracted crisis rocking the party.

Other aggrieved state governors include Samuel Ortom (Benue), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia) and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu).

“The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party and former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar welcomes reports that the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike and his group are favourably disposed to the resolution of the issues with the PDP candidate.

“Atiku Abubakar also expresses his commitment to a negotiation that will resolve the crisis of confidence and pave the way for a much stronger and united PDP.

“He enjoins every leader of the party and their supporters irrespective of their leanings to be open-minded and support the process of resolution of the extant issues,”the statement read

Recall that the outcome of the party’s presidential primaries and subsequent selection of the Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa as Atiku’s running mate for the 2023 general polls pitted Wike and four other governors of the party against Atiku.

Also, the G-5 demanded for the resignation of the National Chairman of the party, Senator Iyorchia Ayu in order to address a structural imbalance of the party’s national executive said to be in favour of the north against the south as presently constituted.

The G-5 governors have also boycotted the PDP presidential campaign

Governor Wike had on Wednesday said that he and his allies are still open to reconciliation with the leadership of the party.

Wike said this after their solidarity meeting with the governor of Bauchi State who is seeking re-election on the platform of PDP,Bala Mohammed.



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