PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Raises Team To Woo Wike

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Get together, Atiku Abubakar has arrange a committee to achieve out to the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike and different aggressive members of the social gathering.

Governor Wike has remained silent for the reason that former Vice President determined to choose the Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa as his working mate.

Atiku in his plan to win the 2023 presidential election arrange the committee to woo the aggrieved members to come back on board.

Wike’s silence within the affairs of the social gathering has seen two of his allies, a former minister of Niger Delta, Godsday Orubebe and an ex-commissioner in Edo State, Kassim Afegbua dump the PDP on Tuesday.

A chieftain of the social gathering who spoke on situation of anonymity with Punch on the growing concern stated, “Atiku wished to inform Wike about his selection of Okowa one-on-one however then, he heard that Wike had returned to Rivers. That clearly confirmed good religion. Although Wike was not the chosen candidate, Atiku wished to accord him respect by letting him know earlier than the information obtained to the general public.

“Atiku has arrange a reconciliatory committee to achieve out to Wike and mend the cracks. Atiku understands the necessity to go to the 2023 elections with a united entrance. Everybody shall be pacified. Not solely Wike however each aggrieved individual inside the social gathering.”

A prime Atiku confidant who additionally spoke on the reconciliation transfer stated, “Our folks (PDP members) are nonetheless aggrieved and if you find yourself doing mediation, you don’t give the impression that you’re not honest however it’s a severe endeavor.

“His Excellency, Governor Wike is strategic to Atiku’s victory, make no mistake about it. No matter anyone might say, that could be a social gathering man by way of and thru. He understands the occasions we’re in and that was why he threw his hat within the ring; that’s the reason he needs to be president as a result of he feels that he has what it takes to steer the nation so additionally the opposite candidates who contested.

“Now, that the competition is over, we’ve got a duty to convey everyone collectively. You don’t go to a battle with a disunited military. Wike is the type of man you’ll be able to go to battle with, you don’t go away him behind. You do all you’ll be able to to convey him on board. The enemy isn’t inside PDP; the enemies are those that have enslaved us; people who have impoverished us.”

He additional acknowledged that the crew would attain out to folks near Governor Wike to plead with him to work with Atiku.

The supply talking on the timeframe of the committee, stated, “No timeframe, it’s an ongoing course of. We’re working very arduous and I can guarantee you that a whole lot of work is happening. I do know as a result of I’ve spoken with a type of concerned.”

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