The details of the meeting between Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and some chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have emerged.
The governors include Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state, and Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state.
Also at the meeting are former governor of Cross River state, Donald Duke; former governor of Benue state, Gabriel Suswam; former Ondo state governor, Olusegun Mimiko and former Bayelsa state governor, Seriake Dickson.
Others are the former governor of Kogi state, Ibrahim Idris; former Plateau state governor, Jonah Jang; former Minister of Information, Prof. Jerry Gana, and Kano PDP governorship candidate, Mohammed Abacha, among other chieftains.
Speaking with reporters after the meeting, Gana said the PDP chieftains met with Wike to discuss the crisis rocking the party and how to resolve the issues.
He added that the PDP leaders are meeting with aspirants to review the presidential primary and ensure the party wins the 2023 presidential election.
Gana said, “This is the first meeting we are holding with all our candidates in the states after the primaries. We are united as one.
“We want to reaffirm that we are a strong group after having an open discussion about the situation. “We also want to assure the country that we will inform our citizens as events develop.
“We are extremely happy to have had this discussion to exchange ideas and review the situation. We are aware that developments will take place, and as they do, we will accurately and honestly inform the country.”
Another member of the party told BusinessDay that “Members only reviewed what transpired during the primary”, adding that “what our next line of action should be since no one has deemed it fit to sit down with our principal and discuss as genuine party men should.”
Other PDP members at the meeting include Former PDP Deputy National Vice Chairman North, Suleiman Nazif, former Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Mohammed Adoke, and member of the House of Representatives from Kogi State, Tijjani Yusuf, among others.