Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar says he is open to meeting with Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state.
The Cable reports that Abubakar said this, describing the situation as “a social media crisis”, on Thursday while fielding questions from journalists in Osogbo, the Osun state capital.
When asked if the party is divided into factions, Abubakar said: “It is a social media drama. There is nothing like a Wike camp or Atiku camp. There is one PDP family.”
Atiku was also asked if there is a plan to meet with Wike for reconciliation, and he responded by saying: “Why not? I am open to that.”
The former vice-president added that the party will surmount its present challenges.
“Some people get angry when things don’t go their way and so on and so forth. We will overcome that. I have every belief that we are going to do that,” he said.
The opposition party has been enmeshed in crisis since Atiku named Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of Delta state, as his running mate for the 2023 presidential election, ahead of Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers state.
A few days ago, Abubakar had said actions are being taken to address the grievances of party members.
“We are taking action to address the feelings of all party members,” the former vice-president had said.
“The unity in our community is my priority. Our resolve to unify Nigeria starts in our party and moves to the community, then on to society.”