Nyesom Wike, the governor of the state of Rivers, has called a meeting of the state’s Peoples Democratic Party members and leaders as the party’s crisis deepens.
This will be the first time the state’s party chapter will be converging since the party’s presidential primary and the crises that ensued after it.
Although the agenda for the meeting remained unknown, a source claimed that in view of recent changes in the party at the national level, party stakeholders in the state had not yet heard directly from the governor.
Stakeholders are expected to hear directly from the governor about his views and the future course of action in the PDP crisis.
Party leaders, members of the state executive council, party local government chairmen, and others are expected to attend the gathering.
The key meeting, according to the source, was related to the recent party problem since the governor would inform his troops of the decision his team made to withdraw from the party’s presidential campaign council.
This occurs before a press conference that Governor Wike is expected to hold on Friday morning, September 23, 2022, at the Government House in Port Harcourt.
The governor is rumored to have more to say about his dispute with Atiku Abubakar, the party’s presidential nominee, particularly in response to the latter’s statement on Wednesday.
Senator Iyorchia Ayu, the party’s national chairman, could not be forced to leave, according to Atiku in response to Wike’s team’s Port Harcourt resolution.
The governor promised to be transparent about some of the problems that caused the conflict since he felt cheated after the results of the presidential primaries and Atiku’s announcement regarding his choice of running partner for vice president.