Amid Growing Crisis Between Atiku, WIke, PDP Chairman Takes Remarkable Action
- The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party will leave Nigeria for Europe on Wednesday, September 14
- Iyiorchia Ayu has also handed over leadership of the party to the deputy national chairman of the PDP
- The spokesperson for the PDP scribe said Ayu is expected to return to the country by the end of the month
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Amid the growing crisis between key members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the national chairman of the party, Iyiorchia Ayu is set to depart Nigeria for Europe on Wednesday, September 14.
Ayu's plan was made public a few weeks after the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike and his supporters called for his resignation in order to end the brewing crisis between the governor and the PDP's 2023 presidential candidate.
However, many leaders including the Atiku Abubakar team have said that Ayu's resignation will jeopardise the PDP's chances of winning the forthcoming election.
Ayu hands over leadership to the deputy
Daily Trust reports that Ayu handed over to the deputy chairman of the party, Umar Damagun on Tuesday, September 13.
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Speaking on the national chairman's planned trip, his special adviser on media and communications Simon Imobo-Tswam said Ayu will be out of Nigeria until the end of the month.
While Simon did not explicitly give details of Ayu's trip, there seem to be concerns among members of the PDP as the party is expected to unveil its campaign council ahead of September 28, 2022, the kick-off date of the campaign.
This means that the national chairman might be away when the PDP will announce its campaign council and also commence activities that will lead to the 2023 campaign.
It'll be sinful not to support PDP in Katsina state', influential lawmaker warns
Residents of Katsina state have been urged to ensure that they throw their support for the Peoples Democratic Party.
This advice was given to the residents of the state by a lawmaker and the PDP governorship candidate in Katsina.
According to Yakubu Lado Danmarke, supporting PDP in the state has gone beyond mere politics to the survival of the people.
Sources reveal steps PDP plans to take against Governor Wike over prolonged rift with Atiku
There are plans by the Peoples Democratic Party to call the governor of Rivers State Nyesom Wike bluff ahead of the 2023 general election.
Sources within the PDP said the prolonged rift between Wike and Atiku Abubakar is having a negative effect on the party.
The sources said that the opposition party might have to go ahead with announcing its presidential campaign committee.