Presidential aspirants jostling for the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have met with the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike on Wednesday after whch they had a closed door meeting.
Present during the meeting were the Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Mohammed; Governor of Sokoto State, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal; the former Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, and the former Managing Director of FSB International Bank, Dr Mohammed Hayatu-Deen.
Addressing journalists after the meeting, Wike said their interest is to ensure that there is unity in the party towards developing a formidable strategy that will enable the PDP to coast to victory in the 2023 presidential election.
“Our interest is the unity of the party. Our interest is to make Nigerians happy by making sure that by 2023, PDP takes over the reins of government because Nigerians are patiently waiting.
“And I can assure you that we are going to work as a team to make Nigerians happy.”
On his part, Saraki also harped on unity within the party and among the various presidential aspirants.
“We are here to have a discussion and we just finished talking about how best way for us to reunite our party, bring unity among all those who are aspiring to lead this country under PDP.
“We all realize the importance of this and PDP is the only option ready to redirect this country in the right direction and bring progress and provide a better future for our people.
He further continued,” We have been to some of the other states and today we are here with Governor of Rivers State, a key stakeholder of this party to discuss frankly.
“He has given us his views and make some suggestions and we will continue to work with that as we move away from here. But the key thing is unity, the key thing is to put the country first and put the party first.”