2023 election: Wike makes strong demand as PDP crisis worsens

  • Governor Nyesom Wike has maintained that for peace to reign in the party, the national chairman must resign
  • Wike made this statement despite a plea by the party’s flagbearer, Atiku Abubakar and other strong governors of the party
  • The governor of Rivers state also noted that in ofter for the party to gain his support in the forthcoming elections, the chairmanship position should be ceded to the southern region

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has insisted that the resignation of Dr. Iyorchia Ayu as national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) remains the only precursor for reconciliation in the party.

The governor said nobody could convince him to drop the request of his group that the PDP should yield the national chairmanship position to the South, The Nation reported.

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PDP, Atiku Abubakar, Governor Nyesom Wike
Governor Nyesom Wike has insisted that the PDP chairman must resign for peace to reign in the party.
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Wike said his effort for an amicable resolution of the crisis rocking the PDP was being frustrated by rent-seekers in the party.

Wike faulted the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the APC

The governor further described people criticising a Muslim-Muslim ticket and at the same time supporting another eight years of the northern presidency as hypocrites.

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Wike spoke when he hosted Cross River candidates for governorship, senatorial, House of Representatives, House of Assembly elections and local government party chairmen at his private residence in Rumueprikom.

Wike demands fairness in PDP

A statement by Wike’s special assistant, Media, Kelvin Ebiri, said the Governor, during the meeting which was attended by the party’s Southsouth National Vice-Chairman, Chief Dan Orbih, explained that the crisis in the party had lingered because some vested interests, whom he described as “hyenas and rent seekers,” had remained obstinate and averse to justice, fairness and equity in PDP.

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2023: Names, details of four powerful Govs assigned to beg Wike for Atiku, PDP, emerges

Four Southsouth Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have been assigned to plead with their Rivers counterpart Nyesom Wike to support the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar in next year’s election.

The governors saddled with the responsibility are Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom); Douye Diri(Bayelsa); Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta) and Godwin Obaseki (Edo).

This was made known in a communique at the end of south-south PDP Governors Forum hosted in Uyo, Akwa Ibom by Governor Udom Emmanuel.

2023 elections: APC, PDP crisis gets messier as strong chieftains issue fresh threats

As the electioneering campaigns for the 2023 elections commenced nationwide, more controversies resulting from internal wrangling have emerged among the leading All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Recall that both APC and PDP have been able to manage their differences and had beehttps://admin.legit.ng/postsn engaging stakeholders in meetings in order to resolve their internal crisis, but efforts seem not to be yielding as positive results as expected.

The bone of contention with the PDP is Wike’s grievances over the way he was treated by the party and its presidential candidate during and after the primaries of the main opposition party.

Source: Legit.ng

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