War in PDP: “Ayu must go” Wike faction pulls out from
Atiku Campaign Council

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Governor, Nyesom Wike’s faction of the People’s Democratic Party – PDP in the early hours of Wednesday has come to a conclusion that they will not take part in any activities of the party’s National Campaign Council in whatever capacity until the National Chairman, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu resigns his position of PDP National Chairman.

They insist that Ayu must resign in his position of National Chairman of the Party to pave way for an acting National Chairman of Southern Nigeria extraction to emerge and lead the party’s National Campaign Council for the party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

They say the resignation of Ayu whose hands have not been clean is necessary in order to ensure equity, justice and unity in the party.

With the campaigns for the 2023 general elections in Nigeria set to kick off in the next few days, all is not well with the country’s main opposition party, PDP as the crisis rocking the umbrella is far from over.

In spite of the vote of confidence passed on the Ayu-led National Working Committee by the recent meeting of the National Executive Committee of the party, these PDP members insist that “Ayu must go”.

Rising from their meeting held at the country home of Governor Wike, the PDP members who include founding members of the party, Governorship candidates, former Governors, former Ministers and leaders of the party from across the country in a resolution read by former Deputy National Chairman, Olabode George say their position is not negotiable as Ayu’s continuous stay in office undermines the constitution and unity of the party.

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They are also accusing Iyorchia Ayu of compromise especially in the role he played during the conduct of the party’s May 28 and 29 Presidential Primary in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

The PDP members are also quick to point out that their support for Governor Wike is not because he lost the Presidential Primary or that he was not picked as the Vice Presidential Candidate of the party but their stance for equity and justice in the PDP.

The latest development is surely another set back for the PDP in its quest to win the 2023 general elections in Nigeria.

PDP has been in serious crises immediately after its Presidential Primaries of May 28 -29, 2022.
And the crises get intensified every day from when the River State Governor Nyesom Nwike who was picked as Atiku running mate was unceremoniously dropped to pick the Governor of Delta State Ifeanyi Okowa.

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