Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike, has made it clear that he and his allies are still open to reconciliation with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leadership.
Wike made this admission after he met with the Governor of Bauchi, Bala Mohammed.
Three other governors — Samuel Ortom (Benue), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu) — were also at the meeting.
The governors, including Seyi Makinde of Oyo, are calling for the resignation of Iyorchia Ayu, PDP’s national chairman.
The five governors have also pulled out of the PDP presidential campaign.
“I have stated severally that we are here for reconciliation. We have never closed the door for reconciliation. All we are calling for is equity, fairness, and justice,” Wike said.
“In fact, that is the hallmark that PDP stands for. We have never closed the door and we would not close the door.
“All we are saying is, ‘look, let the right thing be done.’ If the right thing is done, the whole country would know that the election is over.
“This G5 you are seeing is the bedrock of the party. So we would not close the door for reconciliation; we are open for reconciliation any day, anytime.”
Wike’s visit to his Bauchi counterpart came hours after Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the PDP, met with Mohammed in Abuja.
The Bauchi governor had threatened to leave the PDP presidential campaign council after accusing Bauchi politicians loyal to Abubakar of working against his re-election bid.