PDP Crisis: New Twist as Wike, Makinde, Ortom Make Bold Moves Against Atiku, Ayu

  • Governor Nyesom Wike and his men are not done with their rift with Atiku Abubakar, PDP presidential flagbearer
  • In a new move, the aggrieved men have decided to shun the campaign launch of the former vice-presidential candidate

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, his Oyo and Benue states counterparts – Seyi Makinde and Samuel Ortom – are to boycott the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign launch today in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital, The Nation reported.

The three aggrieved governors had similarly boycotted the inauguration of the campaign council at the Conference Centre, Abuja on September 28 along with their two colleagues – Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu) and Okezie Ikepeazu (Abia).

Governor Nyesom Wike and his loyalists plot to shun Atiku’s campaign launch. Photo credit: Atiku Abubakar

Wike, Makinde, Ortom ignores Atiku campaign launch, demand Ayu’s resignation

Also on Sunday, October 9, Ortom said he would not succumb to intimidation and blackmail by supporters of PDP national chairman Senator Iyorchia Ayu, who hails from Benue state.

He maintained that since the chairman had promised to resign, if a northerner emerged, he should fulfill his promise.

A protracted post-presidential primary had hit the main opposition party, following Ayu’s refusal to resign after Atiku Abubakar emerged as candidate.

The governors have insisted that Ayu should quit to pave the way for a Southerner in the spirit of equity, justice and fairness.

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