2023: Doom Looming as PDP BoT Chairman Speaks Against Atiku's Candidacy, Ayu's Chairmanship

2023: Doom Looming as PDP BoT Chairman Speaks Against Atiku's Candidacy, Ayu's Chairmanship

  • The candidacy of Atiku Abubakar ahead of the 2023 presidential election is on the verge of hitting the rocks
  • A similar fate is likely to happen to Iyorchia Ayu, the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party
  • This is because the party's BoT chairman, Walid Jibrin, has said that having Atiku and Ayu from the north is unfair

The candidacy of Atiku Abubakar, the presidential flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been given a red flag.

This came from Walid Jibrin, the chairman of the board of trustees (BoT) of the PDP when he spoke with Channels TV on Sunday, August 21.

Wike, Ayu, Atiku
Wike has been aggrieved over the chairmanship and candidacy of Ayu and Atiku, respectively (Photo: @GovWike, Iyorcia Ayu, @atiku)
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During an interview on Sunday, Jibrin opined that it is unfair for the presidential candidate (Atiku) and the national chairman of the party (Iyorchia Ayu) to be from the north.

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He categorically stated:

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“To tell the truth, it will not be fair for the president of Nigeria to be from the north, the chairman of the party from the north, and the BoT chairman from the north."

In light of this, Jibrin noted that the national caucus, BoT, and the national executive committee of the opposition party will convene a meeting soon and make recommendations on the issue.

He said the leadership of the party, based on the report, will set things in order and do the needful in the general interest of all and sundry, The Cable reports.

His words:

“By next week, we will get the report. And when we find out that somebody is wrong in what has happened we will come up openly to tell the party that it is wrong. Whatever we can do, we will do it in the interest of the party to make the party remain as PDP.”

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Meanwhile, a top PDP leader said Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers may work against Atiku if the issues were not properly handled.

He added that Wike will not leave the PDP but would act the role of a spoiler. He stressed that those Atiku did not favour in the choice of choosing his campaign council are those Wike will use against him.

He added that the Rivers state governor will be an opposition member within the opposition party.

Source: Legit.ng

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