- Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state and his G-5 cohorts have boycotted the Atiku Abubakar PDP presidential campaign rally
- The PDP held its Lagos rally at the famous Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), with supporters trooping out in mass to welcome the presidential candidate
- Atiku has been at loggerheads with the G-5 governors, and all indication shows that there is still no resolution at present
The presidential campaign rally of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Atiku Abubakar in Lagos state recorded the absence of some of its top party chieftains at the venue.
The rally, which took place on Monday, December 5, at the famous Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos state, saw supporters troop out in mass to cheer and drum support for Atiku.
However, influential PDP chieftains like Bode George, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state, and other members of the G-5.
PDP crisis continues as Wike and other G-5 members boycott Atiku Lagos rally
Meanwhile, the absence of Bode George and the G-5 governors further indicated that the PDP is still in a deep crisis.
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Atiku has been at loggerheads with the G-5 governors following their agitation for the flagbearer to remove Dr Iyorchia Ayu as the party's chairman.
Governor Wike and his crew had earlier stated that the leadership setting of the party lacks inclusivity, noting that the party's presidential flagbearer and chairmanship position cannot be zoned to the same region.
This plea from the G-5 governors has caused serious controversies in the party since the conclusion of the party's primary election in May.
Several consultative meetings and reconciliation attempts have been held in this regard, yet there still needs to be a solution for the lingering crisis within the party's ranks.
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Meanwhile, the governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde, has expressed hope that the crisis rocking the PDP will be resolved before the 2023 general election.
Asked who the G5 Governors will back for the 2023 presidency, Governor Makinde said it was too earlier make their position known.
The Oyo state governor said some demands had been placed before the national leadership of the PDP, and they are waiting for a response.