The Peoples Democratic Party Caucus in the Senate on Tuesday raised two committees to mediate in the crisis within the party in Rivers and Akwa Ibom States.
Leader of the Senate, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, said this in Abuja while addressing National Assembly correspondents at the end of a meeting of the caucus.
Ndoma-Egba said that the meeting focused on finding ways to resolve the intra-party crisis engulfing the party in the two states.
The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the PDP in Rivers State had been at loggerhead with Governor Rotimi Amechi while Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State was contending with Senator Aloysius Etok.
Ndoma-Egba said: “We looked at the challenges our party was facing in some states.
“We looked especially, at the situation in Rivers State and Akwa Ibom State.
“We looked into the relationship between the governor of Akwa Ibom and our colleague Senator Aloysius Etok.
“It was decided that there was need for the Senate PDP caucus to intervene with a view to see how we can return the two states to cordiality and normalcy.
“To that effect, we have set up committees to engage the dramatis personae in the two states. Those committees will get to work immediately.”
The senate leader said that PDP senators were still pushing for inclusion of more members of the National Assembly in the National Executive Committee of the PDP.
He said: “There has been a clamour by the National Assembly for increased membership of its members in NEC. That has been ongoing as you are fully aware.”
He said that the National Assembly supported the measures put in place to end the spate of crises across the country.