2023: Wike To Speak On State Of PDP On Friday

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has announced a plan to speak on the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday.

According to Channels Television, Governor Wike will be speaking on the state of the main opposition party ahead of the start of campaigns next week.

The governor said he will also shed more light on the reason his camp pulled out of the presidential Campaign Council of the party for the 2023 general elections.

Wike’s Camp Pulls Out Of Atiku’s Campaign Council, Insists Ayu Must Resign

Recall that members of the Wike camp had pulled out of the party’s campaign council and vowed not to partake in Atiku’s campaign activities pending the resignation of the party’s National Chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu.

Naija News learned that the Wike camp made the decisions at a strategic meeting held in Port Harcourt in the early hours of Wednesday.

It was gathered that the Wike Camp decided to hold the meeting following the vote of confidence passed on Ayu as the party’s national chairman by the National Executive Committee (NEC) despite their demand for his resignation.

In a resolution read by a former PDP Deputy National Chairman, Bode George, the Wike camp insisted that its members will not work with Atiku until Ayu resigns and allow an acting Chairman from the South to lead the party.

George stated that the Wike camp stated that their position was not negotiable as the continued stay of Ayu as the part chairman undermines the unity and constitution of the party.

He said: “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”.

This article was originally published on Naija News