PDP crisis worsens, BoT meets Ortom, Fintiri today
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The Peoples Democratic Party on Sunday continued its reconciliatory efforts to pacify all the aggrieved parties and win the 2023 general elections.
Already, the top echelon of the party was at the residence of a former Minister of Information and Orientation, Prof Jerry Gana, on Sunday.
On Monday (today), the reconciliatory team would berth in Adamawa State to confer with Governor Ahmadu Fintiri and from there proceed to Benue State to meet Governor Samuel Ortom.
The acting chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees and former President of the Senate, Adolphus Wabara, stated these in an interview with The PUNCH.
He said, “We will be going to Adamawa State tomorrow (today) to meet with Governor Fintiri and from there we will meet with Governor Ortom. I am on the road now to meet with Prof Jerry Gana. We are trying our best to ensure that peace is achieved and victory will be ours in 2023.
“We will soothe aggrieved nerves and come with something that will be acceptable to everyone.”
He was reacting to questions on the outcome of his recent tour in the South West and whether the party would amend its constitution so soon to pave the way for the removal of the national chairman of PDP, Dr Iyorchia Ayu.
He added, “After we met with the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, I won’t say we are making progress but we are talking to our governors and the parties concerned. We should give and take, and pacify but because I have not reported to the BoT members, I can’t make a categorical statement. We have to talk to our members and whatever we come up with will be the position of the BoT.”
The former Senate president had last week started moves to save the main opposition party from collapse.
He disclosed that he was leading a delegation of the PDP BoT, comprising some former governors, ex-deputy governors, ex-ministers and other top party chieftains to meet three of the aggrieved PDP governors within 48 hours.
The PDP has been enmeshed in a major internal crisis after its presidential primary that produced former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as its candidate.