PDP: Wike’s camp pulls out of Atiku’s Campaign Council, give reason why

PDP: Wike’s camp pulls out of Atiku’s Campaign Council, give reason why

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On Wednesday, the Peoples Democratic Party, entered a deeper state of crisis when it was revealed that Governor Nyesom Wike’s camp have pulled out Abubakar Atiku’s presidential campaign.PDP: Wike’s camp pulls out of Atiku’s Campaign Council, give reason why

This was announced during a meeting that took place early on Wednesday in Port Harcourt, the state capital of Rivers.

Hitvibz gathered that the members of the Rivers State Governor‘s team reportedly made a commitment not to participate in Atiku’s campaign prior to the 2023 general elections,

In order for them to reverse their decision, they demanded that Senator Iyorchia Ayu, the PDP’s National Chairman, must step down.

They claimed that the demand for Ayu’s removal as the party’s national chairman will not be changed.

Displeased party chieftains and leaders, including party founders, governors, and past ministers, attended the conference.

They emphasized that the South needed the position for the party to be balanced, just, and equitable, thus they said they wouldn’t participate in Atiku Abubakar’s campaign council.

They decide that the party shall be led by an interim Chairman from the South during the national election campaign.

After a protracted meeting on Wednesday at Governor Wike’s private residence outside Port Harcourt, they expressed their opinion in a resolution that was delivered by former deputy national chairman of the party, Chief Bode George.

Wike’s camp insisted that their stance was unabudgetable because Ayu’s chairmanship threatened the party’s unity and fundamental principles.

The party’s presidential primaries on May 28 and 29 were allegedly compromised by Ayu’s actions, and the members said the released presidential campaign council list amounted to placing the cat before the horse.

During his reading of the resolution, George expressed concern about the PDP’s internal conflict and urged the party to be prepared for it.

Their statement reads;

We resolve that we are deeply concerned by the division in our party. We are aware that over the years our party has developed conflict resolution mechanisms that guarantee inclusiveness. The published presidential campaign council list translates to putting the cat before the horse. The pertinent issue remains the resolution of the leadership which is a departure of

“Senator Iyorchia Ayu must resign as the National Chairman of the party for an acting Chairman of the Southern Nigerian extraction to emerge and lead the party on the national campaign. Consequently, we resolve not to participate in the campaign council in whatever capacity until the resignation of Dr. Iyorchia Ayu.

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