PDP Crisis: No More Reconciliation as Atiku Ignores Wike and Now Focused on Campaigns — PCC
Given what has been described as the hardline position of some critical actors in the crisis ravaging the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, a member of the Presidential Campaign Council, PCC, has said that focus has shifted from reconciliation to campaign proper.
The PCC member, who spoke on condition of anonymity, hinted that the camp of the Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is no longer looking in the direction of reconciliation because “the train has moved.”
Governor Nysome Wike of Rivers State and his allies, which include four other PDP governors, are insisting on the resignation of the National Chairman, Dr Iyorchai Ayu, as a condition for supporting Atiku Abubakar at the poll.
However, the PCC member said moves by Wike and his allies to influence votes against the PDP candidate in their respective states will fail because “Atiku’s rallies have been widely accepted. The campaign is going on smoothly; so far so good, there is wide acceptance of Atiku every where he has gone to campaign.
“Wike and his allies have a right to talk and they have a right to support whoever they deem fit but equating themselves as one individual being the totality of votes from their states is an irresponsible statement to make. In Oyo State for instance, can a Makinde say people should not vote for Atiku?
It is irresponsible to say you will determine how the people in your state will vote.
“Makinde is neither Obafemi Awolowo nor Bola Ige. He is just one politician who is struggling to survive in his local politics. He has no authority to determine how the people of Oyo State will vote.