Wike has summoned Rivers PDP Stakeholders meeting over Atiku and Ayu.
Newsone reports that the governor of Rivers State, south-south Nigeria, Nyesom Wike, has summoned a meeting of leaders and stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
This online news platform understands that the Rivers PDP Stakeholders meeting is the first meeting of the main opposition party in the state since the party’s presidential primary and the crisis that followed its outcome.
Though the agenda of the meeting could not be ascertained, a report monitored on PUNCH by Newsone Nigeria, quoted a source as saying that since the recent happenings in the party at the national level, party stakeholders in the state had yet to hear directly from the governor.
Therefore, the stakeholders are expected to hear from Governor Wike directly about his position and the next line of action regarding the PDP crisis.
Expected at the meeting are party leaders, members of the state executive council, the party’s local government chairmen and selected others.
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 party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, 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 Senator Iyorchia Ayu to resign his position as the National Chairman of the PDP.
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.
Governor Wike was quoted as saying, “Nothing has happened yet, but something will soon happen.”
Newsone reports that a statement is also expected to be issued at the end of today’s meeting which holds by 2 pm, even as invitees are already strolling into the Rivers state government house as of the time of filing this report.