This is just as the feud between Atiku and Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has lingered despite interventions by various organs and leaders of the main opposition party.
A source who is conversant with the workings of the party told Daily Trust that some leaders of the party have expressed their frustration over the lingering crisis and have advised the presidential candidate to move ahead with members of the party who were ready to prosecute the 2023 elections.
The source said the former vice president has been advised to proceed with the constitution of the campaign council ahead of the 2023 polls.
“We appreciate the Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike as a strong pillar of this party, he is very important to us. But other members are also important. We have to move on,” he said.
Contacted, the spokesperson of Atiku, Paul Ibe, said his boss would carry all critical party members along in his campaign council.