A report by Leadership says indications have emerged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has engaged some party leaders, including former governors of the party, to help woo the aggrieved camp led by Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike.
Telescope.ng gathered that the former vice president met with the party leaders on Tuesday, October 11, over how to ensure that the Wike camp returns to the fold and help ensure they work together during the polls.
A source knowledgeable about the meeting said a former governor of Delta State was at the meeting alongside five other party leaders at a private residence in Maitama, a highbrow area in Abuja. It was learnt that the presidential candidate went to the meeting with only close confidants.
The main issue discussed was how to woo the Wike camp to return to the fold because it is clear that the party needs all of them on board,” the source said.
The source added that the party leaders were mindful of the impact of not having the governors onboard for the campaign, especially as they would also help with funding.
When contacted, Atiku’s media aide, Paul Ibe, said he was not aware of the meeting.