Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State has been appointed to lead former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar’s reconciliation team as part of ongoing efforts to resolve the lingering feud between Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate.
Fintiri, who arrived at the Yola International Airport yesterday, told journalists about his new assignment while answering questions on whether the PDP’s internal crisis was not capable of hurting the party’s electoral chances in 2023.
The governor said he had been made the chairman of the reconciliation committee set up by Atiku to resolve his feud with Wike.
Fintiri, who stated that he was the right man for the assignment, said with God’s help he could broker a truce between Atiku and the Rivers governor, who came second in the PDP’s presidential primary.
This was after he had joked that with his bromance with Wike and Atiku, he was in a good stead to help resolve the rift between the two politicians, saying, “I am an embodiment of both men.”
He gave an assurance that the crisis rocking the party would be resolved amicably before the general elections next year.
While acknowledging the enormity of the task at hand, he stated that there were encouraging signs that the committee would succeed in brokering a peace deal following his first meeting with Wike.