Atiku, Wike meet as PDP begins reconciliation

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About two months after the presidential primary of the Peoples Democratic Party, aggrieved Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, and the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on Thursday met behind closed doors in Abuja.

Although the details of the meeting were still sketchy as of the time of this report, sources in the PDP said the meeting between Atiku and Wike was held at the residence of a former Minister of Information and National Orientation, Prof. Jerry Gana, signalling what observers believed were reconciliatory moves to pacify the governor.

The source said, “Atiku and Wike met this (Thursday afternoon) at the residence of Jerry Gana. It was a good meeting, from what I gathered.

“They exchange pleasantries and they have resolved to move the reconciliation to the next stage.”  Asked if we can assume that Wike and Atiku have settled, the source said, “they have started the process; this started with a one-on-one interface.

“This will lead to a certain level and they can now resolve all the issues.”

 The source also said discussions were still ongoing about the choice of Director-General of the Atiku Campaign Organisation.

 When contacted, Atiku’s Media Adviser, Paul Ibe, declined comment.

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