From Noah Ebije, Kaduna
The Chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Walid Jibrin, has said that members of the Board have concluded arrangements to meet within the week over Governor Nyesom Wike who has been aggrieved following the outcome of the presidential primary election of the party.
Senator Jibrin, a Second Republic lawmaker said he suspected that non-members of the PDP were trying to cause confusion in the party, advising that no member of the PDP should fall into the enemy’s snare.
In a statement to Reporters on Monday, the BoT Chair expressed the optimism that PDP will overcome its crisis, pointing out that the intra-party crisis in the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) is worse than that of the PDP.
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“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 that all plans are on ground to bring all members together as one and united family, as what is happening in PDP can never be compared with the situation in 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 include 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.
“The group include governors of Enugu and Abia states, former governor Ibrahim Idris of Kogi State and
Dankwambo of Gombe State.
“The aim of the group is to reconcile aggrieved members, especially governor Nyesom Wike. Interestingly, the BoT, the highest advisory body and the conscious 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 prayer as Chairman of BoT that the PDP will remain the 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 Ifeanyi Okowa as President and Vice president candidates is unnecessary causing confusion among some PDP members,” he said.