In a fresh effort to break the party’s impasse, around 18 PDP contenders for governor in the 2019 elections met with Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on Tuesday night.
The candidates reportedly arrived at the governor of Rivers’ private residence in Port Harcourt, the state’s capital, at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6, for a meeting that was held behind closed doors and lasted until around 11 p.m.
The candidates in attendance include that of Kaduna, Plateau, Katsina, Nasarawa, Kebbi, Benue, Sokoto, Jigawa, Borneo and Yobe.
Others are, Kwara, Kanu, Lagos, Niger, Ogun, Cross River, Delta, and Rivers.
After the meeting, the Chairman of the PDP Governorship Candidates Forum and Governorship Candidate of Kaduna State, Isa Ashiru, told journalists that they are hopeful the discussion with Wike, which comes a few days after their meeting with the Presidential Candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar, will go a long way in resolving the internal crisis.
He said their next line of action is to meet with the National Working Committee of the party.