PDP Crisis: Wike’s Loyalists Withdraw From Atiku’s campaign
The Peoples Democratic Party’s crisis has taken another turn as supporters of Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike have withdrawn from Atiku Abubakar’s campaign council.
After a lengthy meeting that began around 7 p.m. last night and ended around 2 a.m. this morning at Wike’s private residence in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, Wike’s supporters vowed not to participate in Atiku’s campaign activities until the party’s chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, resigned.
According to Channels Television, those present at Wike’s residence in Port Harcourt included Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde, former Governors Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo, Ayo Fayose of Ekiti, Donald Duke of Cross River, Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe, and Jonah Jang of Plateau, as well as former Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke.
Also in attendance are elder statesmen, Olabode George, Jerry Gana; South-South Chairman of the PDP, Dan Orbih; former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chibudom Nwuche; Senator Suleiman Nazif, Nnenna Ukeje, among several others.
Chief Olabode George of the Lagos PDP is said to have read the group’s communique.