Wike, Makinde, Ugwuanyi, others meet in Enugu


Five governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) opposed to the current status quo within the party on Sunday met at the Government House, Enugu apparently on a new strategy for the party.

The Governor Nyesom Wike led group were received at the Akanu Ibiam Airport by the Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.

The five governors are Seyi Makinde of Oyo, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, Samuel Ortom of Benue, Nyesom Wike of Rivers and host Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State met barely one week after its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar visited the state.

The governors held a closed door meeting for a few hours and refused to speak with reporters at the end.

The PDP has been in crisis since its presidential primary in May.

The opposition governors had insisted on the resignation of the National Chairman of the party, Iyorcha Ayu, since the emergence of former Vice President Abubakar.

The group also boycotted the inauguration of the party’s presidential campaign council held on September 28.