The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has been urged to close ranks with Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State if he wants to win the 2023 presidential election.
Wike and Atiku have been at war since the conclusion of the PDP presidential primaries.
The governor, who came second during the presidential primaries, fell out with Atiku after he picked Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as his running mate.
Reacting to the face-off, a former Plateau State Governor, Jonah Jang, cautioned Atiku against ignoring Wike.
Jang said ignoring Wike’s team was a wrong political move that wouldn’t guarantee Atiku’s victory in 2023.
He spoke in Rivers State during the flag-off of the construction of Omagwa internal roads in the State.
According to Jang: “I want to call on our presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to close ranks with all members, particularly members of your (Wike) group of which I’m proudly one. Doing this will guarantee victory in the 2023 general elections.
“These men and women, as I have said, worked hard to build this party and they cannot just be wished away overnight.
“We need to come together, settle our differences by recognizing that you need every one of us for you to win the general election.”