The group of governors and chieftains in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP aligned to Governor Nyesom Wike returned to the country on Friday saying that it was yet to decide on the trio of Atiku Abubakar, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Peter Obi after consultations with the three in London.
The group according to its leader, Governor Sam Ortom is to meet other strategic political actors in the country before unfolding its plans.
Ortom spoke at the Port-Harcourt International Airport on their arrival from the UK.
GWG had earlier reported on how the governors aligned to Wike met separately with Tinubu, Obi and Atiku.
Speaking on arrival, Ortom said that they had fruitful talks with those they had met and it was beyond partisan politics.
“For us, we are looking at the larger picture. Nigeria today is in distress. It is about what can we do. No man or woman alone can get it right for our country.
“We are looking at how we can harness ideas and put ourselves together to ensure that we get out of the present challenge we are in Nigeria today.
“From top to bottom, consider what has happened from 2015 and where we are today. So, what we are doing is a concern that we have for our country, Nigeria.
“This is beyond partisan politics. We are looking on how we can come together and find a way of ensuring that Nigeria survives. Nigeria is on drip, Nigeria is on oxygen and it is about how can we get out of this.”
Governor Ortom stated that the three separate meetings between the Wike team and Tinubu, Obi and Atiku within the week were worthwhile session for them.
According to him, they have individually also had earlier commitments in Europe even if consultations are still going on because nothing concrete has been decided.
“The consultation is going on and will continue to go on. We are still going to meet here. We are still going to meet some persons some other time and see how we can work to ensure that the project Nigeria works.”
Also speaking, Governor Wike said his team was more interested in a better Nigeria, and they would continue the consultations widely with those who mean well for the country.
“I can confirm that this is the first time as a team that we are meeting with presidential candidates. We met with the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC and we met with our leader, former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo.
“We met the presidential candidate of Labour Party. We also met with our presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. For whatever it’s worth, consultation is ongoing.
“Whatever we are talking about, is for the interest of Nigeria and Nigerians. It is not parochial and tied to one person or group of persons. We believe that with what is going on, it will be for the interest of Nigerians at the end of the day.”
On his part, Abia State governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, emphasised that they were on a mission and determined to find a way of rescuing Nigeria.
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