The crisis within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) appears to have festered.
Early on Wednesday, the group loyal to Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike reportedly pulled out of the campaign council of the party’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, following a meeting in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
According to The PUNCH, members of Wike’s team vowed not to play any role in Atiku’s campaign for the 2023 general elections, insisting that the party’s National Chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu must resign, as they had demanded several times.
Wike had called for Ayu’s resignation following the outcome of the party’s presidential primary won by Atiku.
The group’s main grouse is the alleged pledge by Ayu to step down from his position if a presidential candidate emerged from the North, as it eventually happened. Ayu had denied he ever made such a promise.
Wike group: Atiku dismisses demand for Ayu's resignation - Breezy News Nigeria
21 September 2022 at 4:55 pm
[…] This is in reaction to the decision of the group to pull out of the PDP presidential campaign as resolved at its meeting in Port Harcourt, which was concluded in the early hours of Wednesday. […]
PDP summons emergency meeting; persuades Wike group - Breezy News Nigeria
22 September 2022 at 11:13 am
[…] On Wednesday in Port Harcourt, the group, which include Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom, his Oyo State counterpart Seyi Makinde, former Deputy National Chairman of the party, Chief Bode George and former minister, Prof. Jerry Gana insisted that they would remain on their ground the National Chairman, Dr Iyorchia Ayu is removed. […]
5 March 2023 at 4:37 pm
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