Atiku campaigns in Kaduna, Wike holds UK meeting

Today (Thursday), the five disgruntled governors of the People’s Democratic Party will gather in London, United Kingdom, under the leadership of Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State.

Remember that Wike, Governors Seyi Makinde of Oyo, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu, and Governors Samuel Ortom of Benue recently resigned from the PDP Presidential Campaign Council, requesting that Iyorchia Ayu, the party’s national chairman, be ousted.

In spite of having purportedly agreed to run with the governor of Rivers State on a combined ticket after losing to him in the primary election, Atiku Abubakar chose the Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, as his running mate, which has angered Wike.

In order to make choices in advance of the 2023 election, Wike, Makinde, and Ortom met in London in September.

It was discovered that the most recent meeting may have been influenced by the party and Atiku’s decision on Monday to launch the campaign without Wike and his friends.

There has been little progress in bringing Atiku and Wike’s allies together so far. Adolphus Wabara, the interim chairman of the party’s board of trustees, formed a reconciliation committee to address the ongoing problem, but it hasn’t been successful in mediating a resolution as planned.

Wike has committed to stay in the party, but has also promised to stay out of the presidential races until Ayu departs.

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, was reportedly characterized by the PDP as being “dazed” by Atiku’s thunderous introduction at the wildly successful flag-off of the presidential campaign in Uyo.

The party insisted that Tinubu has lost his sense of direction to the point that he is unable to speak or participate in any coherent political conversation.

By way of a statement released on Wednesday by Debo Ologunagba, the PDP’s spokesman, insisted that the APC’s presidential nominee lacked substance as seen by his recent comments disparaging other political parties.

The spokesman for the Atiku/Okowa presidential campaign, Kola Ologbondiyan, has reassured Nigerians that when Atiku wins the 2023 election, the suffering and sorrow they are now going through under the All Progressives Congress government would end.

Ologbondiyan mentioned a Wednesday encounter with several PDP youths in Abuja.

He emphasized that the PDP and its presidential candidate were concerned about the sorrows and pains that the APC had caused Nigerians during the last seven years.



Originally posted on October 13, 2022 @ 8:57 am

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