As the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP kicks off its presidential campaigns in Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State today, the party’s candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, may have decided to move on with or without the involvement of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and some of his allies, Vanguard has learned.
Vanguard also gathered from an ally of the PDP candidate that calls by the Wike team for the resignation of the party’s National Chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu has been jettisoned by “an overwhelming majority of the party.”
Indeed, Mr Abraham Chila, leader of Ward2Ward4Atiku, a leading grassroots group mobilising support for Atiku, said Benue State and the North-Central will resist attempts to remove Ayu, saying the PDP national chairman will not be sacrificed like Chief Audu Ogbeh, who was forced out as PDP leader in the past.
This is coming as more details of how members of the PDP National Working Committee, NWC, and staff got N1.3billion housing allowance.
Both Atiku and Wike have been at daggers-drawn over Ayu’s removal as chairman of the party.
Also, some PDP bigwigs had pulled out of the Presidential Campaign Committee over Ayu’s refusal to step down as chairman.
Originally posted on October 10, 2022 @ 8:44 am