Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on Sunday held a meeting with four Nigerian governors in Enugu State.
The governors who took part in the meeting were Samuel Ortom of Benue State, Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State and the host governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State.
Ugwuanyi received the visitors at the Akanu-Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, before leading them to the Government House, where the politicians met behind closed doors.
The five governors who are members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) did not speak with journalists after their meeting.
However, sources from the government circle said the governors held the meeting to discuss the prospect of supporting Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, in the 2023 presidential election.
The governor’s meeting comes two days after the LP candidate, Peter Obi, visited Wike for the third time since the PDP presidential primary in May.
The PDP has been enmeshed in a leadership crisis after the party’s primary where Nigeria’s former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, defeated Wike and others to emerge as the party’s presidential candidate.
The crisis was worsened after Wike was overlooked for the position of running mate to Atiku. The Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, was picked as the running mate.
The Rivers’ governor has accused the party of betraying him and breaching its constitution.
He subsequently demanded the resignation of the party’s National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu – a criterion he said must be met before he discusses giving support to Atiku in next year’s poll.