My delegation will meet with Wike next week, why I won’t be there — Ayu
The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Iyorchia Ayu, has said that a delegation he has put together to resolve the face-off with the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, will be in Port Harcourt next week.
This was disclosed in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Communications, Simon Imobo-Tswam.
In the statement on Friday, Ayu was quoted to have spoken when he led members of the National Working Committee on a visit to Acting Chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees, Senator Adolphus Wabara.>>>>>CONTINUE READING HERE>>>>>
He said because of other pre-planned engagements, the Deputy National Chairman (North), Iliya Damagun, would lead other NWC members to Port Harcourt next week to meet with Wike.
According to him: “I want to also reveal to you that the NWC under the leadership of the Deputy National Chairman, Ambassador Iliya Damagun, will be going to see not only Governor Wike but every other person who is aggrieved.
“It is the unanimous decision of the NWC and we think that your leading the fight for peace and full reconciliation in the party will be helpful.
“There is a time for anger and there’s a time for the anger to stop.
“So help us to reach out to all aggrieved members.
“Try and heal the party with your new role as the party Chairman of the BoT.”
Ayu also thanked Wabara for the Vote of Confidence passed in the party’s leadership by both the BoT and the National Executive Council on Thursday.
He said: “The confidence reposed in the NWC is an encouragement that the party should unite and be one strong family. To read the outcome of yesterday’s meeting as one group being victorious over another will be erroneous. We are all winners.
“My understanding is that the party wants unity. Thankfully you can play the role of a unifier even better with your immense preparation as a diplomat, former Member House Of Representatives, former senator and ex-Senate President who had worked with this party for a long period of time.
“You have the full support of myself, the candidate and the whole NWC to reach out to Governor Wike, all the governors and any person who is aggrieved, and appeal to them, plead with them to come back and let’s work together in the PDP family.
“If we do not win next year’s general election, Nigerians will be very, very disappointed. The hope of Nigeria is on us.
“We implore you to use your diplomatic skills to reach out to all aggrieved members and I am telling you that it is with our full support, including that of the Presidential candidate and Vice-Presidential Candidate who called me 30 minutes before we got here.”