In a move to find a lasting solution to the internal crisis that is currently rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the members of the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT) are set to meet on Wednesday.
It was learnt that the members of the BoT during the meeting will discuss and recommend solutions to the crisis rocking the party.
Feelers in the party said the meeting is part of the numerous attempts to placate Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State who is said to be aggrieved.
It would be recalled that the PDP is experiencing stormy waters over the outcome of the presidential primary election.
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Wike who lost out to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar during the primary election was said to have expressed his grievances about the manner in which he lost.
The crisis would later be compounded when Atiku passed over Wike to choose Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as his running mate.
In a move to solve the problem Chairman of the PDP BoT, Walid Jibril, in a statement issued on Monday, said the members of the highest advisory of the PDP, will hold a meeting on Wednesday and come up with strong recommendations to put an end to what he described as “issues” rocking the party.
Jibril, however, downplayed the problem rocking the party, saying it is nowhere near a crisis but some certain grievances that need to be settled.
The statement reads, “I notice with great concern what the PDP primary elections of Atiku Abubakar and the appointment of Chief Okowa as President and Vice President is unnecessarily causing confusion among some PDP members. May I point out that very strongly that there is no problem as being envisaged by some people in our great party the PDP.
“I want to assure everyone that all plans are on the ground to bring all members together as one and united, 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 aim of the group is to reconcile aggrieved especially Wike. Interestingly the BoT the highest advisory body and the conscience 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 prayers as Chairman of BoT that the PDP will remain strongest and win all elections in 2023.”