The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has reportedly sent the former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose to meet with the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.
It was a move by Atiku to reconcile with Governor Wike ahead of the 2023 general elections.
A source in Governor Wike’s camp that spoke with The Nation said Atiku’s decision to send Fayose is a plan to break the ranks of the Rivers State Governor.
According to the source, they have two characters in their camp, adding that a governor is the weakest link, while another member is unstable.
The source added that they will overcome any obstacle to show Atiku that they are not children.
The speaking Atiku’s move said, “Atiku made another desperate effort in the week when he sent Fayose to speak with Wike’s camp.
*He gave Fayose the mandate in Ibadan but we smelt a rat. We rebuffed Fayose’s overtures because Atiku was trying to break Wike’s ranks.
“We know we have two characters in our camp. One governor is the weakest link and another member is unstable. We will overcome any obstacle to prove to Atiku that we are not children.”
The reconciliation talk between the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar and the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has broken down.
The move by the party and the former Vice President to gain Wike’s support in 2023 got affected after the party appointed the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, as the Chairman of the PDP Presidential Management Committee.
Governor Wike’s camp in the past few months had condemned the party for ignoring the South in its leadership position.
The issue led to the call for the National Chairman of the party, Iyorchia Ayu to resign from office to allow a Southern to take over from him.