Senator Walid Jibril, the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s Board of Trustees, on Monday, August 1, said there were plans to bring all party members, including Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, and other aggrieved members together, ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Telescope.ng reports that Jibril disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists in Kaduna.
He said members of the party’s BoT would meet Wike and other aggrieved party members for reconciliation.
He said the BoT, being the conscience of the party, would meet on Wednesday, August 3, as a follow-up to the meeting of the governors in order to unite party members ahead of the 2023 elections.
The party chieftain added that during Wednesday’s meeting, a reconciliation committee would be set up.
He said: “I want to assure everyone that all plans are on ground to bring all members together as one and united as what is happening in the PDP can never be compared with the situation in the APC especially their plans in trying to bring religious issues of Muslim-Muslim president and vice president.
“I have also noted that some groups are coming up trying to solve the issues of Okowa as vice-president, the latest group includes some former governors of the party and the current governors, some BoT members and elders, including Prof. Jerry Gana, the chief spokesman of the group, Governors Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Ifeanyi Ugwanyi (Enugu), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia) as well as former governors Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo (Gombe), Ibrahim Idris (Kogi) among others. The aim of the group is to reconcile aggrieved members, especially Wike.
“Interestingly, the BoT, the highest advisory body and the conscience of the party is meeting on Wednesday, August 3 to discuss the issues accordingly by coming up with strong recommendations with the special committee for the special reconciliation of aggrieved members, especially Governor Wike.
“After the BoT meeting, we will meet with Wike and all aggrieved members and all past presidential aspirants. It is my prayers as Chairman of BoT that the PDP will remain strongest and win all elections in 2023.”