The Only Solution To Atiku And Wike’s Disagreement
OpenLife Nigeria reports that as the political disagreement between former Vice President Atiku Abubakar now presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and Rivers State governor, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike rages, party stakeholders have been proffering solutions and options to end the crises ahead the 2023 general elections.
The crises started when Atiku defeated Wike at the party’s presidential contest. Wike and his supporters had expected that Atiku would pick the Rivers State governor as a running mate.
Rather than that, Atiku picked Delta State governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa.
This further infuriated the camp of Wike who have vowed to teach Atku the political lesson of his life.
Commenting on the crisis rocking the party, a founding PDP member, Senator Anietie Okon, has advised the party to placate Governor Wike by ceding the chairmanship position to him.
Senator Okon, in an interview, noted that the chairmanship position is the only solution to the feud between him (Wike) and Atiku Abubakar.
His words: “The PDP should give Governor Wike the national chairmanship position to placate him. That is the only solution to the crisis in the party. I know Wike has the capacity; he has what it takes to strengthen the party ahead of the 2023 elections.
“As a South-South caucus member of the PDP, I am confident that the PDP will be stronger under Wike as the national chairman because of his wealth of experience and his leadership qualities. He is a widely accepted leader.
“I know he will not disappoint the party when given that position. The party needs a leader like Wike because he has what it takes to ensure that PDP is properly position PDP to win election.”
Asked if the Rivers governor would accept the chairmanship position, the pioneer National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, said: “I know he will accept it.”