The meeting between the camps of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has ended in a stalemate.
In a statement issued by the media aide to Wike, Kelvin Ebiri, the two camps met for about four hours on Friday at Government House, Port Harcourt.
The statement said representatives from Atiku’s camp consist of Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State; Hon. Adamu Waziri and Eyitayo Jegede.
While the camp of Wike included Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State; former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke; former Governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, former Governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim Dankwambo and former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoki;
Addressing journalists after the end of the meeting, Fintiri stated that talks were ongoing and the two camps will broker peace and unify the party.
He said Nigerians were waiting patiently for the PDP to wrest power from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2023 and redeem the country from the bad governance brought about by the current federal government.
He urged Nigerians to be patient and expressed optimism that at the end of the day the committee would broker peace, and unify the party and Nigerians.
Fintiri said: “We are aware that Nigerians are anxious and waiting for the PDP to take over government in 2023.
“We have met as leaders, members of the same political family and we have opened the discussion, work is in progress and we will continue.
“At the end of the day, we will broker peace and we will unify the party and Nigerian.”
Also speaking, Mimiko noted the agreement by members of the committee to bring about unity in the party would be achieved soon
Mimiko hinted that the committee would meet again to further deliberate on issues that need to be addressed.
He said: “We have agreed that there is a need for us to enhance unity within our party.
“This is a reconciliation process, there are some issues out there which need further deliberation when the committees meet again.”
Members of the committee later met with Wike at his private residence in Rumueprikom, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state.