A peace meeting between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State will take place on Friday, August 19.
A panel has been set up to settle the rift between both men and reports say Atiku's delegation and Wike's team have not yet decided on the venue of the meeting.
Per a Punch report, a source within Wike's team disclosed that the meeting will hold in Port Harcourt while someone in Atiku's camp said it will take place in Abuja.
According to a top member of Wike's team who spoke with the news outlet on Tuesday, the meeting which was scheduled for Monday did not hold because some stakeholders from Atiku’s camp, who were crucial to the reconciliation process, were absent.
“We were ready for the meeting but it was members from the Atiku camp that didn’t show up at the meeting venue.
"The members said they didn’t show up because they were busy receiving defectors from the All Progressives Congress in Yola.
“We were told that Governor Ahmadu Fintiri, who should have led members of the reconciliation committee in Atiku’s camp to the meeting, was the chief host during the defection of APC members in Yola.
"But they have indicated interest to show up for the meeting on Friday", the source stated.
“When members of Atiku’s reconciliation committee come to Rivers State for the meeting, they will be meeting members of Wike’s committee.
"Whatever agreement that we reach would be detailed in a report that would be submitted to both Atiku and Wike.
“After Atiku and Wike review the agreement and accept the conditions therein, another meeting involving Wike and Atiku will be held for the reconciliation to materialise in the interest of the party", the source added.