Ifeanyi Okowa, Delta state governor and vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the crisis rocking the party would be resolved in the coming days.
Speaking after a meeting of PDP south-south governors, Okowa noted the party remains united towards winning the 2023 presidential election regardless of the crisis.
Reacting to Nyesom Wike’s absence at the meeting, Okowa revealed that Atiku Abubakar, PDP presidential candidate, and the Rivers state governor would be meeting soon.
The Delta state governor maintained that the G-5 governors, Wike’s camp, remain a part of the PDP family.
“We believe that we are one family. There are still issues and they are being attended to. Very soon, there will be a meeting between the presidential candidate with the G5 governors,” Okowa said.
“They are part of the family and we are not going to allow them to go. So, obviously, everything is being put in place to reconcile all differences and move together as a family.”
Meanwhile, the G-5 governors have insisted that the only pathway towards reconciliation in the PDP would begin with Iyorchia Ayu, the national chairman’s resignation.
According to Wike, Ayu lacks the qualities to lead the PDP campaign due to alleged corruption and misappreciation of party funds.