As the feud between Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, lingers, reports have emerged claiming that Atiku may go ahead to name his campaign committee.
Recall that Atiku had appointed a seven-man team, led by Governor Fintiri of Adamawa State, to hold discussions with Wike’s team, led by former Ondo State governor, Olusegun Mimiko.
The two camps met in Port-Harcourt over the weekend for their inaugural meeting.
Following the perceived stalemate of the meeting, Vanguard reports that the party’s candidate may call the bluff of the governor and announce members of the Presidential Council Committee.
A source familiar with the frosty relationship between the two PDP leaders disclosed that the two camps have failed to shift grounds, a situation that may affect the reconciliation.
The source said: “The reconciliation meeting between Atiku and Wike remains a stalemate. From our findings, the Atiku camp will ignore Wike and go ahead to announce the Presidential Campaign Committee.
”Once that is done, the Wike camp too will declare where they are heading because the Atiku camp is insisting that the Wike camp cannot hold them to ransom. The situation now is that Wike’s camp is insisting that Ayu must go, but the PDP chairman has resisted that move.”
On where the governors stand, the source said: “The PDP governors will hold their meetings, but they are divided. Some are with Atiku, while others are with Wike. It means they are not united. The problem we have is that there is no neutral person that can resolve the feud between Atiku and Wike.”
Another source disclosed that former President Goodluck Jonathan has refused to intervene in the frosty relationship.
The source said: “The former President cannot do anything because he has ignored all that is happening in the PDP. He (Jonathan) does not like the Atiku camp, and so, he enjoys what Wike is doing to him (Atiku). He (Jonathan) is from the South and he supports that power must shift to the South.”
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