I have met Wike five times without success — Atiku

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The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has disclosed that he has met Rivers state governor, Nyesome Wike five times in order to resolve the crisis within the party.

Atiku, who disclosed this during People’s Townhall, a brainchild of Channels Television and its partners, said he met with Wike twice in Port Harcourt and Abuja as well as once in London.

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    He,however, noted that he has made offers to Wike and is waiting on the governor to resolve the crisis.

    “I have met Wike two times in Port Harcourt, two times in Abuja, one time in London, personally.”

    “It is not on my part; it is on the other side; I am waiting for him,” he said, without revealing the kernel of his discussions with the Rivers governor.

    Wike, who lost the PDP’s presidential ticket to Atiku, has since been at loggerheads with the former Vice President over the chairmanship of Iyorchia Ayu. Wike with four other PDP governors known as the G5 or the Integrity Group have insisted that Benue-born Ayu must step down for a southerner as a precondition to support the 2023 ambition of Atiku.

    Wike and his allies including four other governors; Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia) and Samuel Ortom (Benue) have declined to be part of Atiku’s campaign.