The Spokesperson of the Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Organisation, Charles Aniagwu, has said his principal was still open for further dialogue with Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and other aggrieved leaders of the party.
Naija News reports that the Rivers State Governor and his allies had on Wednesday pulled out of the Atiku campaign until the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, resigns.
Speaking during a live television programme, Aniagwu stated that nobody in the party would be left behind in its avowed commitment to rescue Nigeria in 2023.
While stating that there is no faction in the PDP, he said the former vice president would carry every member of the party along.
According to him, Atiku’s reaction to the alleged boycott by Wike’s group was not a foreclosure of further reconciliation with the group and other stakeholders in the party.
He said: “We don’t have any faction in the party just a group with interest which is allowed democratically. As a party we are quite comfortable that in the course of time these issues will give way for everybody to be on board.
“Atiku didn’t say its time to move on because he wants to leave anybody behind, he is asking members of the party that its time for them to move on to talk about those issues that affect Nigerians.
“There are a whole lot of issues that affect us in this country and so Atiku said its time to move on meaning that every hand has to be on deck to carry every Nigerian along and to address those many challenges that confronts Nigerians in their everyday life today.
“Atiku is not just looking for anybody to come and vote, he is looking forward to unite every member of the party and by extension Nigerians so that at the end of the day he would have been able to carry everybody along.
“He has asked everybody to come on board and we are quite optimistic that in the course of time everybody will indeed be on board.”