Kogi election crisis: Atiku meets with governorship candidate, intervenes in the ongoing crisis
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has waded into the party’s crisis in the Kogi state, ahead of the November 16 gubernatorial election in the state.
The former vice president stated that unity among the warring factions is needed to win the poll. According to a ThisDay report, Atiku met with the gubernatorial candidate of the party, Mr Mohammed Wada, in Dubai and also met with Senator Dino Melaye, one of the contenders for the party’s ticket, on how to mend the cracks that became bigger after the party’s primaries.
The PDP governorship candidate was said to have reached out to Atiku to wade into the matter after meeting with his brother, and former governor of the state, Idris Wada. It was further gathered that the inability to achieve reconciliations between the PDP governorship aspirants especially, stalled the flag-off of the main electioneering campaign.
Atiku is also expected to meet with the former governor of Kogi state, Ibrahim Idris, to reconcile him with his son, Suleiman, who is believed to be the sponsor of the PDP governorship candidate.
According to the source, Atiku’s main assignment is to persuade the former governor to ask his son to withdraw his court action against his brother-in-law who is married to his blood sister. Atiku, it was learnt, will ensure that the former governor supports the PDP governorship candidate.