- The governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, has made a fresh allegation against the PDP national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu
- Wike said Ayu is eying the Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF) position if Atiku wins in 2023
- The Rivers state governor also spoke on his plans for the PDP, saying he won't leave the party ahead of the 2023 elections
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Port Harcourt, Rivers state - Governor Nyesom Wike has alleged that the PDP national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, is eying the Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF) position should Atiku Abubakar win the 2023 presidential election.
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“Some people have been given positions as we speak. Ayu wants to become the SFG. These are things happening in the party that we can’t say in public,” Wike said.
I won't leave PDP - Governor Wike
Governor Wike also boasted that though no one was above the party, those who left the party during the height of its crisis in 2014/2015 cannot suspend him.
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He said the crisis in the main opposition party was more than what was being reported in the media and for the sake of peace, he won’t divulge critical information to the public.
Wike maintained that he won’t be defecting to any other party but he would ensure that justice was done and the chairmanship position moved to the south.
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The Rivers state governor alleged that Ayu called many presidential aspirants to withdraw for former Vice President Atiku Abubakar who eventually won the PDP's ticket.
He mentioned some of those contacted to withdraw for Atiku as Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed, his Sokoto counterpart Aminu Tambuwal and former Senate President Bukola Saraki.
PDP set to begin presidential campaign activities
In another report, the crisis within the PDP may have taken a new turn as its presidential candidate, Atiku, and other leaders of the party continue plans to commence its campaign in three days.
Regardless of the rift between Atiku and Governor Wike's camp on the call for the resignation of the party's chairman, Ayu, among many other demands, the PDP will begin its campaign as scheduled by the electoral body on Wednesday, September 28.