5 PDP Govs Flee to Paris as Atiku, Wike C’ttee Meet

By News Editor, Abuja

As the reconciliation committee jointly set up by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) meet Monday in Abuja, not fewer than five Governors under it’s platform have flee to Paris, France for a plan B meeting.
A source in Wike’s camp said the Rivers state governor alongside his counterparts, Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Samuel Ortom (Benue), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia) and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu) are in France.

A credible source has confirmed that five PDP Governors: Wike, Ortom, Makinde, Ikpeazu and Ugwunyi are in France to meet on this issue and others issues ahead of the 2023 election.

Former Vice President whose is the PDP’s flag bearer, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike’s camps are billed to resolve their differences ahead of the 2023 general election today, Monday in Abuja.

Recalls that an agreement to set up a committee last Thursday at a meeting in Abuja held at the residence of a former Minister of Information and National Orientation, Prof. Jerry Gana.

It was the first time the two leaders would be meeting since Atiku overlooked Wike and appointed Delta state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, as his running mate for the February 2023 presidential election.

Okowa’s Vice Presidential pick had angered Wike, who was reportedly favoured by the Ortom led committee that the candidate and the PDP set up for advice on the choice of the running mate.
TMSnews gathered that Prof. Gana, former Ondo state governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko and former Cross River state governor, Chief Donald Duke are going to lead Wike’s camp at the meeting.

Governor of Adamawa state, Ahmadu Finitri, former Nigerian minister of Police affairs, Adamu Waziri and former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Ondo state, Eyitayo Jegede, will lead Atiku’s camp.

On what is making the crisis difficult to resolve, he said “the major problem is the refusal of the PDP National Chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu to step aside.”

He said Ayu came in as the party’s chairman on the agreement that he will resign if a presidential candidate emerges from the North.

The source lamented “You know how the National Chairman came in, the agreement that he will resign if another Northern emerges party’s Presidential candidate.

“Ayu is the main problem. He has refused to step down since Atiku emerged as the party’s presidential candidate.”
It was not yet clear if agents of the ruling APC and the Labour Party, LP presidential candidates: Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Mr Peter Obi are in Paris to woo the pro Wike’s governors for a deal.

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