- In the build-up to the 2023 general elections, permutations are ongoing amongst political parties to ensure victory at polls
- One of such political parties making moves to ensure victory at poll is the main opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
- At present, there is a growing disparity about the formation of the PDP presidential campaign and who leads the pack
FCT, Abuja - Emerging reports have it that the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Iyorchia Ayu might be considering vacation from his seat.
The Nation newspaper in a report stated that Ayu’s exit as the chairman of the party may only happen if certain conditions are met by the party.
Legit.ng gathered that Ayu is demanding that all members of the National Working Committee (NWC) from the South must swap their current positions with those from the North.
This request has since put a lot of the party members on the spot leading to the rejection of the request by the majority of PDP chieftains.
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It is believed that if the proposal by Ayu is accepted, the influence of Governor Nyesome Wike (a southerner) will be reduced to a mere pinch.
To add to the already growing tension, sources have revealed that PDP standard bearer, Atiku Abubakar is likely to name Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state as the director-general of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation.
If the rumours are true, what this move certainly spells out is a show in return of favour by Atiku to Tambuwal who stepped down his presidential ambition for Atiku at the PDP primary election.
Tambuwal, Wike, Makinde tops list of PDP presidential campaign DG
Meanwhile, another source stated that there is already friction within the party concerning the possible emergence of Tambuwal as the campaign DG for the PDP presidential campaign.
It was gathered that the southern block of the party is not pleased with the formation of things at present going by the gradual dominance of the northern block within the party leadership.
As it stands, the northern blocks hold the following position, chairmanship, BoT chairmanship, presidential candidate, and positions of chief spokespersons.
Meanwhile, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has been tipped for the DG’s slot but his commitment has been questioned due to the fact that he is seeking re-election in his state as well.
Elsewhere, other powerful chieftains of the party also suggested the appointment of Wike as campaign DG, a move that will help mend the existing friction within the party.
2023: PDP chairman, Ayu, fires warning to APC, LP, others
In another development, the main opposition, PDP says it is ready to go all out and stake a claim in the presidential race.
The PDP says it is ready to go through the thick and thin in other to outclass the ruling party APC and other political parties at the 2023 general elections.
Senator Iyorchia Ayu, the national chairman of PDP said with confidence that the PDP will win the presidency and reclaim other states.
2023: Atiku appoints Dino into campaign cabinet
Meanwhile, the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has made a fresh appointment in preparation for the 2023 general election.
On Thursday, August 4, Atiku announced Senator Dino Melaye as his campaign spokesperson heading into the 2023 polls.
Dino will also be joined by Dr Daniel Bwala, who will function as an assistant in the Atiku campaign cabinet team.