Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State was on wednesday absent at a meeting between the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar and the 2023 presidential aspirants of the party at his Asokoro residence in Abuja.
Atiku commended those present at the meeting for accepting the outcome of the convention that produced him as the PDP flag bearer, and for not raising the dust.
He promised to work with all of them ahead of the 2023 general elections, adding that they have various roles to play in his victory at the polls.
In attendance at the meeting include Dele Momodu, Mohammed Hayatu-Deen, Tari Oliver, and Charles Ugwu.
There’s been bad blood between Wike and some members of the party especially the party’s presidential flagbearer over the outcome of the party’s primary. The rift got worse after Atiku announced Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State as his running mate. Wike has also demanded the resignation of the party’s national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, for a southern replacement.