Wike resolves Plateau PDP crisis, reconciles Jang, Useni

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By Patience Dombin, Jos

The Rivers state governor, Mr. Nyeson Wike has intervened in the protracted feud between
two chieftains of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Jeremiah Useni and Senator Jonah Jang, a former governor of the state.
Wike who met two leaders on Wednesday in Jos asked them to burry their differences and unite for the PDP to take back power in 2023.
Nweke, in a statement issued
after the visit to the party chieftains said it was imperative to unite if the PDP is to reclaim the governorship position and from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023.
He said if the prolong friction between Jang and Useni had robbed the PDP in Plateau state was not resolved it would robbed the party of victory in the state during the general elections.
“If the friction that had existed is not urgently resolved, it would affect the success of the party in the future.
“I do know that there will be bye- elections at the federal constituency and State constituency,and then again we are talking about the gubernatorial and national election next year. If the party is not united, no matter how bad the APC is, there is no way we can win” Nwike said.
The governor called for a personal sacrifice by the two leaders, stressing that the Plateau people were waiting for them to put the party together and take back the state from the APC.
The governor who noted that Plateau is naturally a PDP state, maintained Jang and Useni will be doing a disservice to the Plateau if the APC is allowed to remain in power come 2023.
He therefore, called on the two to put aside their political differences and personal interest to embrace the interest of the party in order to move the PDP forward.
He said rebuilding the the PDP was of paramount concerned if the party must return to power in 2023.
“If the party is united, then we are sure of coasting home to victory in 2023, not just at the national election, but also in Plateau State, knowing fully well that Plateau is a PDP state, but somehow we are no longer in power on the plateau”, Nwike said.
According to him, the two leaders had agreed to put aside their differences and are willing to work together.
Also in his remarks, Jang affirmed that himself and Useni had agreed to work together in the interest of the party.
“We have agreed to work together to ensure the unity of PDP on the Plateau and ensure victory in the 2023 elections, not only governorship election, but all other elections, federal or state.
“We want PDP to take its rightful position again on the Plateau and this is what we are going to work on.
“We want to thank His Excellency for coming to talk to us and we have agreed that we will continue from here”. He assured.
On his part, Useni commended Wike for his intervention, adding that they will work together in the interest of the party, Plateau and Nigeria at large.

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