The Chairman of the Board of Trustees Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Walid Jibrin, has stated that the party is making efforts to resolve the rift between its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.
Premium Politics had reported that the rift between Atiku and Wike started after the Rivers State governor’s ambition of becoming the party’s vice-presidential candidate for the 2023 general election failed following the emergence of the Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, as Atiku’s running mate.
Reacting to the purported rift, the PDP chieftain noted that the current rift between Atiku and Wike should not be termed as a problem but a mere “misunderstanding” within the party.
He also said that the rift between them is one which can be solved by the Party.
Therefore, he urged the party’s members to provide their support to the Reconciliation Committee that had been established to end the conflict.
Jibrin also enjoined the Party to be more committed to the fast-approaching general elections in Nigeria.
He said, “I wish to call on all members of the PDP and all Nigerians to remain calm and never create bad blood and confusion on the state of our party noting that all efforts are on the ground to reconcile Wike and Atiku.
“What is happening now should never be categorised as a problem but misunderstanding within the party.
“My strong advice is for us to give strong support to the present Reconciliation Committee set up to resolve all issues.
“At this period leading to the 2023 elections, we should concentrate on how to win all positions to be contested and seriously adhere to the provisions of the party constitution.
“Thereafter, the BoT, the highest advisory organ of the party, will give more encouragement leading to greater success of the PDP.”