A member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dele Momodu has come up with a solution to end the ongoing rift between the party’s presidential flag bearer Atiku Abubakar and the Governor of Rivers state Nyesom Wike.
HausaToday recalls that the rift between the duo began after Atiku won the primaries and picked Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, as his running mate.
Speaking on the feud, Momodu suggested a closed door dialogue between the politicians to resolve the rift.
Momodu stated that Atiku should sit down one-on-one without no other person present, discuss with Governor Wike and agree on deliverables, if possible, sign an agreement.
He asserted that the post-national convention crisis in the PDP has shown that Wike is a force to reckon with in the party in the preparations for the 2023 general elections.
He said: “He is playing a mind game and he’s good at it. What shall it profit him if he joins APC?
“What I would advise Atiku Abubakar to do today is to sit down one-on-one without no other person present with Governor Wike and agree on deliverables, If possible, sign an agreement.
“Governor Wike believes that the party should have respected the zoning principle, number two, he believes that zoning would have favoured a southern candidate. Three, he believed that of all the southern aspirants, he is the one that has the capacity to deliver victory to the party.
“The situation in PDP shows what Wike is in the equation of things in Nigeria. If you have a man who is your best governor across the board, across party lines, Wike stands out as a fantastic performer.
“Today, the fear of Wike is the beginning of wisdom in PDP, there is no question about that. Wike is smart, he knows the game he’s playing, and what he wants to do is to force a deal with the party. That’s my own reading of the situation.”