G5 governors still open to reconciliation with PDP leadership – Wike

Our reporter| The G5 governors never ruled out the possibility of reconciliation with the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike said on Wednesday.

The aggrieved PDP governors fell out with the main opposition party over the refusal of Iyorche Ayu, the party’s national chairman to step down following the emergence of Atiku Abubakar as the presidential candidate of the PDP in the 2023 general election.

All efforts to reconcile the grieving parties have so far failed.

However, speaking at the end of a meeting with Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed, Wike said the group is open to reconciliation.

“I have stated severally that we are here for reconciliation. We have never closed the door for reconciliation. All we are calling for is equity, fairness, and justice. In fact, that is the hallmark that PDP stands for. We have never closed the door and we would not close the door,” Wike said on Wednesday.

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“All we are saying is, ‘Look, let the right thing be done.’ If the right thing is done, the whole country would know that the election is over. This G5 you are seeing is the bedrock of the party so we would not close the door for reconciliation; we are open for reconciliation any day, anytime.”

The visit comes on the heels of Governor Mohammed’s visit to Atiku on Tuesday in Abuja as part of efforts to resolve the most recent conflict in the PDP.

According to him, the letter conveying his resignation, was written with “all honesty and sincerity and with a deep sense of fidelity,” and his visit to Atiku was a great platform to “extensively” discuss the issues raised in the letter.

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