Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Atiku, Okowa hold closed-door meeting with Makinde in Ibadan

It is believed that the flag bearer of the party is making attempts to reconcile the disagreements within the party.

• September 14, 2022
Atiku Abubakar, Ifeanyi Okowa and Seyi Makinde

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar and his running mate Ifeanyi Okowa on Wednesday held a private meeting with the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, at the Government House in Agodi, Ibadan. 

The meeting had members of the PDP National Working Committee (NWC) in attendance. 

Although the details of the meeting have not been disclosed, it is believed that the flag bearer of the party is making attempts to reconcile the disagreements within the party. 

Last Saturday, Mr Makinde voiced his displeasure against the emergence of the party’s chairman and presidential candidate from the same region. According to him, the PDP cannot restructure Nigeria if it failed to observe inclusivity in its own internal affairs. 

The internal rift has lasted for months since Mr Makinde’s ally, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, lost the presidential primary election and was edged out of scheme in the selection of the vice presidential candidate. 

Mr Wike has since publicly withdrawn his absolute loyalty to the party. “Rivers state will only vote candidates who have their interest at heart,” he says. 

We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

Adams Oshiomhole Photo Credit Channels


Oshiomhole says Buhari “huge electoral asset” to Tinubu after detaching campaign from regime’s failures

Mr Oshiomhole said Mr Buhari will garner support for the APC presidential candidate across the country.

Bola Ahmed Tinubu [Credit: BAT]

Heading 2

2023: Tinubu warns Nigerians against voting ‘another mistake’ into power

Mr Tinubu urged the people to be “wise and discerning” as they prepared to choose the country’s next president, in the 2023 general election.

Karim Benzema


I want more, Benzema says after picking hattrick awards in one day 

Benzema won the La Liga Santander Pichichi Trophy, Di Stefano Trophy and the Hyundai Supporters’ MVP Trophy.

Tinubu Support Group


Tinubu, Shettima absent as support groups flag off APC presidential campaign in Abuja

Majority of Tinubu Support Organisations thronged the venue in their numbers bearing all manners of placards and banners.

Hot news Home top

Trigger-happy naval operatives open fire on journalist, humanitarian workers on Ondo waterways

The journalists and the officials were on their way from a free medical outreach in the riverine communities when they were attacked at Odofado.

Atiku Abubakar (Credit: AA)


Atiku calls for unity among PDP stakeholders for success in 2023

He promised to address Nigeria’s numerous challenges, if eventually elected as Nigeria’s president in 2023.