Following the inability of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to reign in the warring factions in the party, the Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike and some of his allies have again returned to London for another round of meetings.
Atiku met with Wike and some of his allies in London two weeks ago. The Presidential Candidate had reportedly spoken with the governors on the need for the PDP to go into next year’s election united.
However, after that Wike and Senator Iyioricha Ayu, National Chairman of the party, renewed hostility by exchanging words in the media.
After the heated exchange, Wike and his loyalists, including Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom, headed for London.
Daily Trust reliably gathered that the London meeting is meant for strategy ahead of the National Executive Committee (NEC) and the National Working Committee (NWC) meetings that will hold before the establishment of the PDP campaign council later in the week.
The London meeting Daily Trust also understands has to do with whether the Wike Camp should accept a role in the council or not.
A source told Daily Trust that after the meeting with the Presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar in London, both parties were hopeful of a truce.
“The Wike Camp were hopeful that Atiku will prevail on the National Chairman Ayu to give up his position. But the event of the last few days might have changed the dynamics of the whole crisis. It is like both parties are not letting go. I believe they want to re-strategise and decide what their level of participation will be in the campaign council,” the source said.