PDP crisis: BoT chair apeals for calm, assures of reconciliation with Wike 


The Chairman of the Board of Trustees(BoT), Senator Walid Jibrin has called on party members not to indulge in acts that will create bad blood and and scuttle the chances of the party in the 2023 general elections.
In a statement on Thursday in Kaduna, Jibrin called for calm over the problem between Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, the PDP and the Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, assuring that the issues will soon be resolved.
He said what is happening in the party should not be categorised as a problem but a misunderstanding which will be resolved.
Jibrin appealed said at this period when the the 2023 elections are approaching, party members should not be distracted but focus on how to win all positions to be contested and adhere to the provisions of the party constitution.
“I wish to call on all members of Peoples Democratic Party and all Nigerians to remain calm and to avoid creating bad blood and confusion on the state of our party as all efforts are on ground to reconcile Governor Nyesom Wike, the party and the Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
“What is happening now should never be categorised as a problem but a misunderstanding within the party.
“At this period leading to the 2023 elections, we should concentrate on how to win all positions to be contested and seriously adhere to the provision of the party constitution.
“My strong advise is for us to give strong support to the present reconciliation committee set up to resolve all issues.
“Thereafter, the BoT, which is the highest advisory organ of the party, will give more encouragement leading to greater success of PDP”, the statement said.
There has been uneasy calm in the PDP since Nwike lost the Presidential primaries to former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar and the vice-presidential ticket to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state.
Supporters of Wike, are also said to have demanded for the resignation of the National Chairman of the party, Dr. Iyorcha Ayu, insisting that his continous stay in office is a violation of the party constitution on power sharing between the North and the south.  Atiku and Ayu are both from the North.


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