It is no longer news that the Peoples Democratic Party has been facing an internal crisis since Atiku Abubakar emerged as the presidential candidate of the party.
It would be recalled that a group loyal to governor Nyesom Wike have constantly demanded for the resignation of the national chairman of the party, Iyorchia Ayu so that a southerner can take over his place.
In wake of the lingering crisis, the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party met on Friday, but at the end of the meeting, they decided that Ayu should reassure the party that he would resign his position after the 2023 election.
This decision reached by the BOT is contrary to the stance maintained by governor Nyesom Wike and his allies. Recall that while hosting some PDP candidates from Cross River state on Wednesday, governor Nyesom Wike said it would be foolish to ask Ayu to resign after the polls have been conducted.
On that note, I’ve decided to put up this article to highlight what Wike and his fellow governors; Okezie Ikpeazu, Samuel Ortom, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and Seyi Makinde may likely do to Atiku Abubakar if Ayu refuses to resign before the election.
Governor Nyesom Wike has consistently disclosed that himself and his colleagues do not have any intention of leaving the party but there won’t be peace until Ayu resigns. If Ayu fails to resign, governor Nyesom Wike and his allies may chose to fight against Atiku’s candidacy from within the party by supporting another presidential candidate.
Recall that Wike and his colleagues reportedly met with Peter Obi and Bola Tinubu some weeks ago. Though details of the meeting were not made public, it won’t be far from the presidency. Consequently, should Ayu fails to resign, Wike and his allies may decide to support either Peter Obi or Bola Tinubu despite still remaining in the party as long as it serves their interests.