PDP Crisis: Jonathan Drafted To Reconcile Wike, Atiku, Ayu, Others
Former Benue State Governor, Gabriel Suswam, on Thursday said ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has been drafted to resolve the crisis within the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Suswam said the crisis within the PDP was a “family affair,” hence Jonathan has been drafted to resolve the issues.
He spoke on Arise TV, disclosing moves to reconcile aggrieved PDP members ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
The former governor expressed hope that the party’s crisis would be resolved before the presidential election in February.
According to Suswam: “Jonathan has been dragged into the issue to resolve the matter. Solving this problem between the G-5 governors is what we should be looking at. When Wike inaugurated the election council in Rivers State, all the governors were there; they were also there when Ortom inaugurated the same in Benue State; this shows that they still love the party.
“PDP has the capacity and internal mechanisms to resolve the party; this is why we are bringing in Jonathan to help resolve the matter.
“Jonathan has been dragged into the issue to resolve the matter. Solving this problem is what we should be looking at. They still love their party at heart.
“Wike had said he is open to reconciliation, Ortom said some of his comments were misinterpreted.”
The G-5 governors led by Wike have been aggrieved with the leadership of PDP following the emergence of Atiku Abubakar as the party’s presidential candidate.
They are agitating for balance and equity within the leadership of the party.
The Wike-led group said PDP’s National Chairman and presidential candidate can’t come from the same region.