PORTHARCOURT NIGERIA. Former Vice President and PDP Presidential flagbearer Atiku Abubakar has overcome another major setback ahead of his likely victory in the forthcoming 2019 Presidential election.
The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, recently withdrew his threat to resign as the coordinator of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential campaign in the South-South.
His decision to lead the party’s Campaign in the South-South, followed the meeting members of the party’s Presidential Campaign Council held with him, at the Government House, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Saturday.
Governor Wike and Atiku Abubakar
It was gathered that governor Wike said that as a major stakeholder, he was not consulted before the party constituted its Presidential Campaign Council.
However, sources at the meeting said that Atiku and others pleaded with Governor Wike to join hands with them, to make it easy for the PDP to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC come 2019.
One of the sources at the meeting stated: “It was a tough, but friendly meeting. The Presidential Candidate spoke like a father, while Wike also listened and presented his areas of grievances.
At the end of the day, he agreed to lead the Campaign, and also play a prominent role, in order to enable us sack the APC and Buhari in 2019. All of us agreed that the APC is evil, and the best way we can defeat it is to work together as a team. We will do that.”– PDP Presidential Campaign Team
PDP Campaign Team in Portharcout
Also in attendance were Senate President and Director General of the Atiku Campaign Organisation, Bukola Saraki; Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu; Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State and his counterpart from Cross River State Mr Ben Ayade.