The 17 governorship candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have revealed why they visited the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, in Port Harcourt on Tuesday night.
VANTAGE NEWS reports that the 17 governorship aspirants claimed that they had visited the governor as part of their contribution to the reconciliatory moves initiated by the party’s leadership to end the internal crisis in the main opposition PDP.
The governorship candidates also said they are also expressed worry about their chances of winning the forthcoming election in their respective states.
It was reported that the meeting between the 17 governorship candidates and Wike which held behind closed doors in the governor’s country home in Obio-Akpor Local Government Area spanned into late night.
According to The Punch, Wike had insisted that they were not in any position to resolve the crisis and therefore referred them back to the National Working Committee of the party.
However, the PDP governorship candidate in Kaduna State, Isa Muhammed, who spoke on behalf of other candidates, said they visited Wike, having previously heard from the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
Muhammed, who described the outcome of the meeting as fruitful, said they would present all the issues to the NWC to decide on the matters and possibly come up with a solution.
He said, “The talks were fruitful, open discussions with sincerity and we are home and dry. We discuss issues that border on the situation within the party and internal matter is not something you should look for details.
“We have discussed with the presidential candidate and we are here with our brother and friend and issues that border on what is happening have been sorted out.
“The issues have been resolved as far as I am concerned because we have heard from both sides. And we are going to meet with the National Working Committee to take a decision.”
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