The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is set to meet and discuss the way forward over the lingering crisis in the party.
This was disclosed on Monday by the Chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees, Senator Walid Jibrin.
He said in a statement issued in Kaduna that it has become imperative to meet and chat the way forward on pacifying Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike and other aggrieved members of the party following the emergence of Atiku Abubakar as the PDP presidential candidate and the subsequent emergence of Ifeanyi Okowa as his running mate.
Jibrin however said the current observed grievances within the party are being blown out of proportion by some people, pointing out that everything remains under control.
The BoT chairman explained that after their own meeting on Wednesday, they will meet with Wike and other aggrieved members so the PDP can go into the 2023 elections united and ready to win.
In his words, “The BoT, the highest advisory body and the conscience of the party is meeting on Wednesday 3rd August 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.
“I notice with great concern what the PDP primary elections of Atiku Abubakar and the appointment of chief Okowa as president and vice president is unnecessary causing confusion among some pdp members.
“May I point out that very strongly that there is no any problem as being envisaged by some people in our great party the PDP. I want to assure everyone as being envisaged by some people in our great party the PDP.”