Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday met with the Board of Trustees (BOT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the Government House in Port Harcourt.
The meeting was aimed at finding a lasting solution to the crisis currently rocking the PDP since the emergence of Atiku Abubakar as the party’s presidential candidate in the 2023 general election.
Wike has been calling for the resignation of the national chairman Iyorchia Ayu, amidst other demands.
But after the closed-door meeting with BOT members, Wike announced that peace was most important.
The Rivers state governor reiterated his earlier position of not leaving the PDP regardless of the situation.
“The most important thing is to have peace. The house is united. I am hopeful we will resolve the issues because I am alive,” Wike declared.
“Only those who are alive are hopeful. We have said repeatedly that we will not leave the party. We believe the internal issues will be resolved,”
Wike has met with the top presidential candidates in the race who replaces President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
The governor recently met with the presidential candidates of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu; Peter Obi of the Labour Party and Atiku of the PDP.
Atiku reportedly offered to support Wike in 2027 while seeking the Rivers state cooperation so he can get a four-year mandate in 2023.
Wike was said to have rejected Atiku’s offer while insisting on Ayu’s resignation.