The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on Thursday, expressed willingness to reconcile with Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State.
Atiku said he is open to a reconciliation with Wike in the interest of the party.
Addressing journalists in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, Atiku insisted that there are no factions in the PDP.
The PDP presidential candidate insisted that the PDP was united.
“It is a social media drama. There is nothing like a Wike camp or Atiku camp. There is one PDP family.”
On plans to meet Wike for a possible reconciliation, and Atiku said: “Why not? I am open to that.”
“Some people get angry when things don’t go their way and so on and so forth. We will overcome that. I have every belief that we are going to do that,” he added.
Wike is disgruntled over Atiku’s choice of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State as his running mate.
Atiku had rejected the recommendations of a committee he set up to select his running mate, following his victory at the PDP presidential primaries.
The 16-man committee had recommended Wike, who came second during the party’s primary election, but Atiku opted for Okowa.