Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has warned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that the crisis rocking the main opposition party in the South-West will have an adverse effect on its success.
Naija News reports that Wike stated this when he met with Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and other leaders of the PDP in the South-West at the Government House, Ibadan on Thursday.
The Rivers State governor expressed optimism about the possibility of a speedy resolution of the crisis rocking the party in the region.
He explained that there ought to have been a meeting of PDP stakeholders from the South West on Thursday, but it had to be postponed due to logistics reason.
According to Wike, the decision to postpone the stakeholders meeting was taken to ensure that no one was left out of the peace process.
He said: “Politics is a game of interest and you have to make sure everybody is fully involved. South West is very key for PDP as far as Nigeria is concerned and anybody that has the interest of PDP will make sure that South West is intact as far as PDP is concerned.”
Speaking, Makinde said stakeholders in the South West will continue the pursue peace in the overall interest of the party and the country.
“We will continue to pursue peace in PDP South West because we believe PDP is pivotal to where Nigeria,” he said.
This online newspaper reports that Makinde and former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, are at loggerheads over the leadership of the party in the region.