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PDP Crisis: Finally, Wike Speaks on Reconciliation With Atiku, Lists Fresh Conditions

The internal crisis rocking Nigeria’s main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is not ending soon

This is as the governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike has maintained his camp, the G-5 governors will not accept anything against the principles of justice and fairness

Governor Wike listed these as one of the conditions for support to the presidential candidate of PDP, Atiku Abubakar in the forthcoming general elections

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has clarified the group of five Governors fighting for inclusiveness in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will not accept any reconciliation against the principles of equity, justice and fairness.

Wike maintained that their position that elective offices must be shared equally between the north and the south in the PDP ahead of the 2023 general elections remained sacrosanct, The Nation reported.

Wike gives condition for support in PDP as party crisis worsens

The Governor spoke on Wednesday, November 16, when he led former All Progressives Congress(APC) National Chairman Comrade Adams Oshiomhole to inaugurate the eighth flyover located in his country home of Rumueprikon, Obio-Akpor Local Government Area, Port Harcourt capital city.

Wike said:

“People will praise you but the day you say no, they will oppose you. I am sure those of them in my party before they cannot say anything without mentioning Wike. But now because I said let the right thing be done, I have now become an enemy. These are people who are praising me for everything.

“And some people believe they won’t obey an agreement but we say it must be done. We stand for equity, fairness and justice. That is what the G5 will continue to preach. We have said we are not against reconciliation but it must be based on equity, fairness and justice”.

Wike speaks on the 2023 election

Wike noted that the country was in dire need of unity, justice and equity and that the next election would not be based on party, ethnicity and religion.

PDP Crisis: Wike, other G5 governors have no issue with Atiku, party chieftain drops bombshell, gives reason

Reno Omokri, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and an ex-aide to President Goodluck Jonathan, has shed more light on the crisis rocking the opposition party.

Speaking on Arise TV over the weekend, November 12, Omokri insisted that the crisis rocking the PDP is not about the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, versus the aggrieved governors led by Nyesom Wike of Rivers state.

However, Omokri said the crisis is between the governors and the party’s national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu.

PDP Crisis: Atiku reacts to Wike’s reconciliation statement, reveals what Rivers governor, others should do

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has welcomed the statement by the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, that his group, G-5, has not closed the door to reconciliation.

Wike and four of his colleagues, Samuel Ortom of Benue state, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state, and Seyi Makinde of Oyo state, are demanding the resignation of the PDP national chairman, Dr Iyorchia Ayu.

The basis of their demand is that since Atiku, a northerner, is the PDP presidential candidate, the national chairmanship seat should be occupied by a southerner.