By John Owen Nwachukwu
Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike is to lead the committee set up by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to lure former President Olusegun Obasanjo; former Vice President Atiku Abubakar; Senate President Bukola Saraki; and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara back to the party.
The PDP is also targeting Senators Rabiu Kwankwaso, Aliyu Wamakko, Abdullahi Adamu, Danjuma Goje and Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal.
Wike is the chairman of the committee while Governor Ibrahim Dankwabo is his deputy.
The National Caretaker Chairman of the party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi inaugurated the committee and urged it to deliver on the assignment.
Makarfi urged the reconciliation committee to extend its assignment to the founding members of the PDP, stressing that the dragnet should be extended beyond those who left in 2015.
Makarfi said those targets should “include President, Vice President, governors and former senate presidents, speaker of House of the Representatives.
“Everybody that was in PDP at one time or the other should be reconciled with. It is not limited to pre-2015.”
He added, “We cannot foreclose opportunity for those who stayed behind during the turbulent period.”