Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike will be meeting with the Peoples Democratic Party leaders and stakeholders in the state.
According to The Punch, Wike who had not met with the party’s leadership at the state level since the presidential primaries will do so today.
Though sketchy, a source confided in newshound that the meeting is slated to hear the position of the governor over the feud he has with the national arm of the party.
Expected at the meeting are party leaders, members of the state executive council, the party’s local government chairmen and selected others.
Premium Politics had reported that Wike’s team had pulled out of the PDP standard bearer, Atiku Abubakar’s presidential campaign council.
Wike’s team’s exit from the campaign council comes following the refusal of the party national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu to resign his position.
The source said the crucial meeting was connected to the recent crisis in the party, as the governor would brief his men on the position taken by his team to pull out of the party’s presidential campaign council.
This is coming ahead of a press conference scheduled for Friday morning, September 23, 2022, to be addressed by Governor Wike in the Government House, Port Harcourt.
It is believed that the governor may speak more on the feud between him and the Atiku, especially against the latter’s comment on Wednesday.
Atiku had in a response to the Port Harcourt resolution by Wike’s team said nobody could force the National Chairman of the party Senator Iyorchia Ayu, to resign his position.
The governor, who felt betrayed following the outcome of the presidential primary and Atiku’s pronouncement while picking his vice presidential running mate had vowed to open up on some issues leading to the crisis.