Atiku or Okowa? New Twist as Wike’s Ally Speaks on PDP Crisis, Reveals Strong Position

Atiku or Okowa? New Twist as Wike’s Ally Speaks on PDP Crisis, Reveals Strong Position

  • The opposition Peoples Democratic Party is enmeshed in a serious crisis as some major stakeholders of the party are taking sides
  • For Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, he will not join hands with Governor Nyesom Wike to fight Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Ifeanyi Okowa
  • Rather, the governor of Abia state maintained that he will support Wike in the fight for a southern presidency

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state, who is a strong ally to the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has revealed the limit he won’t exceed in his support for Wike amidst the lingering crisis rocking the party.

While answering questions thrown at him during an interview session, Ikpeazu stated that he won’t decide to support Wike if he decides to fight the presidential candidate of their party or his running mate, Rivers Mirror noted.

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Governor Okezie Ikpeazu speaks on who he will support as the PDP crisis worsens. Photo credit: Rivers Mirror
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I will support Wike in the fight for the southern presidency, Ikpeazu says

He however stated that if what Wike is fighting for is the inclusivity of the South like he’s currently doing, he would definitely stick with him.

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Ikpeazu said:

“I am a party man, I am not going anywhere, I will remain in the PDP, but it is good that I am in a place where I can ask those questions about what my people will naturally confront me with. I am not going to support Wike to battle Atiku or Okowa. But, I will support Wike on principle to demand the inclusiveness of the Southeast, the Southsouth and the Southwest in the party.”

Why investors are trooping into Rivers, Wike gives strong reason

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has said his administration’s huge investment in basic infrastructure is serving as a catalyst for rapid economic growth of the state.

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Why investors are trooping into Rivers, Wike gives strong reason

The governor, who will be conferred with the “Distinguished Award in Infrastructure Delivery” in public service by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) on Friday, said his investment in major infrastructure has increased the economic viability of Rivers State.

Governor Wike stated this after inspecting the progress of work at the world-class, Dr Peter Odili Cancer and Cardiovascular Diagnosis Treatment Center, Rumuokuta, as well as the Rumueprikom and Nkpolu-Oroworukwo flyover bridges on Wednesday.

2023 Presidency: Tension as 4 more PDP governors threaten to dump Atiku, give reason

The crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has taken a new twist as four more governors reportedly threatened to dump the party's presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

According to a report by The Nation, the governors said they will leave Atiku's presidential campaign if he accepts the demand for Iyorchia Ayu's resignation as the PDP national chairman.

Governor Nyesom Wike and his allies are demanding Ayu's exit before they will back Atiku's presidential bid.


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