PDP governorship candidates from 17 states are in Rivers state to meet with amid the party’s crisis.

The PDP’s gubernatorial candidates were said to be in the state to beg Governor Wike to forgive Atiku and other party leaders who had offended him.

Mustapha Sule Lamido, the PDP governorship candidate in Jigawa state, is among those present.

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Rivers state, Rumueprikon – At least 17 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidates met with Rivers state governor, , behind closed doors.

Ejes Gist Newspaper reported that Governor Wike’s country home in Rumueprikon, Obio-Akpor local government area, Port Harcourt, was visited by candidates from Sokoto, Jigawa, Kaduna, Katsina, and 13 other states.

PDP governorship candidates in Rivers to meet with Governor Wike over the party's crisis. Photo credit: Lere Olayinka Source: UGC
PDP governorship candidates in Rivers to meet with Governor Wike over the party’s crisis. Photo credit: Lere Olayinka Source: UGC

The candidates are said to have arrived in Port Harcourt around 8:30 p.m. for the meeting, which comes amid the PDP’s crisis ahead of the 2023 elections.

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The PDP governorship candidates were said to have gone to Governor Wike to beg him to forgive the PDP’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, as well as the party’s national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, and other PDP leaders who had offended him.

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The Nation, on the other hand, stated that it could not be ascertained whether they were sent to beg Wike by the party, Iyorchia Ayu , Atiku Abubakar or on their own volition.

According to the newspaper, a source confirmed the development, stating that the meeting began around 8:30 p.m. Mustapha Sule Lamido, the PDP governorship candidate in Jigawa state, is among those present.

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Other PDP governorship candidates in attendance include Isa Ashiru of Kaduna state and Yakubu Lado Danmarke of Katsina state, among others.

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Ejes Gist Newspaper reports that Governor Wike had received death threats in the midst of the Peoples Democratic Party crisis (PDP).

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The Rivers state governor, on the other hand, stated that those plotting his assassination will die before they reach him.

Wike made the statement on Tuesday, September 6, during the inauguration of a new Faculty of Agriculture at Rivers State University and the commissioning of residential blocks for the faculty in the state’s Etche local government area.

They were said to have gone to beg the Governor to forgive the PDP’s presidential candidate, , as well as the party’s National Chairman, , and other PDP leaders who had offended him.

A reliable source confirmed the development, stating that the meeting began around 8:30 p.m.

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