The specifics of the meeting between Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike and four other People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governors have emerged.
According to Akahi News, the five PDP governors led by Wike held a strategy meeting on Sunday in Enugu, the capital of Enugu State.
According to Wike, the meeting’s host, Enugu Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, was joined by Abia Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, Benue Governor Samuel Ortom, and Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde.
A member of the PDP National Working Committee told The PUNCH that the five PDP governors met to try to get Senator Iyorchia Ayu, the party’s National Chairman, to resign.
In his request for the beleaguered party chairman to voluntarily step down, the PDP chieftain stated that Ayu’s dismissal would guarantee unity, equity, and justice.
He said that the governors should be commended for championing the cause of justice and equity and that they met to discuss how to make the party and Nigeria great again.
He said: “The big five governors are meeting, strategising for a better PDP, a better Nigeria where probity, equity and justice reign supreme
“They are united for a purpose to ensure Ayu is sacked for the unity of our party. Ayu must go.
“A leader on his own said he was going to quit if a northerner emerged as the PDP’s flag bearer. A northerner emerged but he did not want to go.
“It is a pity that some have chosen to shut up but these ones (governors) are insisting on the right thing to be done; we have to congratulate them.
“PDP is for all. No one, however powerful, owns it more than others. This is the message they are trying to pass. We will get there.”
Also, a member of the Wike camp said the Rivers governor briefed his colleagues on the meeting he had with the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in Abuja last week Thursday.
He said the governors met and gave Atiku some conditions to meet before any meaningful talk with the former Vice President could happen.
The PDP chieftain added that the governors met to consider the proposals offered to Wike by both the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, and Labour Party candidate, Peter Obi.
“The meeting in Enugu is to review Atiku’s visit to the Rivers governor in Abuja. They had told him at the meeting that Ayu must go and that the condition is not negotiable. They also gave him some other conditions.
“Atiku agreed that Ayu would go but due process must be followed to avoid a constitutional crisis. So, the aggrieved governors are meeting to fashion out plans for Ayu’s exit and also review some of the conditions they gave to Atiku. They will also look at some of the things Atiku said at the meeting with Wike,” he explained.
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