Barring any last-minute change, the Governor Ahmadu Fintiri-led peace committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will meet today to resolve the party’s crisis.
Naija News had earlier reported that the committee was set up by the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to reconcile with Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike and his loyalists.
Leading the Atiku’s camp, Fintiri will be joined by a former Minister of Police Affairs, Adamu Waziri; former governor of Cross River State, Liyel Imoke, and former Ondo State PDP governorship candidate Eyitayo Jegede to the talks.
While former Minister of Information Jerry Gana will lead the Wike’s camp, joined by former Cross River State governor Donald Duke, former Ondo State governor Segun Mimiko and former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke.
Confirming the meeting to Daily Sun, one of Atiku’s spokesmen, Segun Sowunmi, said Fintiri will be leading the PDP candidate’s side in the peace talks.
He said, “I would have preferred that it is not really seen as an Atiku/Wike committee. I would have preferred that you saw it as a PDP committee trying to figure out how to close the gaps between the two sides. Having said that, our expectation is that when they meet, they will put the intention of a political party in opposition that wants to win government above all other things.
“There is nobody that is a PDP member that is not tired of these issues. We hope that if they go to that meeting, they will come out with positions that are acceptable to all sides, and the conversation around the country and how we are going to form government can start.”