Nyesom Wike, the governor of the state of Rivers, has called a meeting of the state's PDP officials and leaders.
Since the party's presidential primary and the crises that ensued after it, this conference will mark the first in the state.
Although the meeting's agenda was unknown, a source told our correspondent that party stakeholders in the state had not yet heard directly from the governor in light of recent events in the party at the national level.
Therefore, the stakeholders are expected to hear from the governor directly about his position and the next line of action regarding the PDP crisis.
Expected at the meeting are party leaders, members of the state executive council, the party’s local government chairmen and selected others.
The source said the crucial meeting was connected to the recent crisis in the party, as the governor would brief his men on the position taken by his team to pull out of the party’s presidential campaign council.
This is coming ahead of a press conference scheduled for Friday morning, September 23, 2022, to be addressed by Governor Wike in the Government House, Port Harcourt.
It is believed that the governor may speak more on the feud between him and the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, especially against the latter’s comment on Wednesday.
Atiku had in a response to the Port Harcourt resolution by Wike’s team said nobody could force the National Chairman of the party Senator Iyorchia Ayu, to resign his position.
The governor, who felt betrayed following the outcome of the presidential primary and Atiku’s pronouncement while picking his vice presidential running mate had vowed to open up on some issues leading to the crisis.
Wike was quoted as saying, “Nothing has happened yet, but something will soon happen.”
A statement is also expected to be issued at the end of today’s meeting which holds by 2pm, even as invitees are already strolling into government house as of the time of filing this report.