PDP Crisis: Fresh Trouble Hits Atiku as Wike Slammed Ayu With Serious Allegation

PDP Crisis: Fresh Trouble Hits Atiku as Wike Slammed Ayu With Serious Allegation

  • The crisis rocking the nation's main opposition party has taken a fresh dimension a few weeks before the presidential election
  • Whilst other parties are busy campaigning and convincing Nigerians to vote for their flagbearer, Atiku Abubakar, Governor Nyesom Wike and the national chairman of the party, Iyorcha Ayu, are at loggerheads
  • This recent development, according to political analysts, might affect the PDP's victory chances in the forthcoming poll

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has said the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Iyorcha Ayu, indulged in an unpardonable height of anti-party when he campaigned against the party in Kano State by saying “PDP has brought us shame.”

The governor disclosed that if there is any section of the PDP that has brought shame to the country, it is the national headquarters under Ayu’s leadership and not the Rivers State chapter of the party.

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Atiku Abubakar, Governor Nyesom Wike, PDP campaign rally in Kano state, Iyorcha Ayu
The PDP crisis takes a fresh turn as Wike accuses Ayu of anti-party activities after a gaffe at the Kano PDP rally. Photo credit: Atiku Abubakar
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Wike hits hard at Ayu

Wike made the accusation at the campaign flag-off by the Rivers State Campaign Council for Eleme local council that was held at Community Secondary School Field, Alode Town, Eleme, on Friday, February 10th, The Nigerian Guardian reported.

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Wike insisted that Ayu spoke out of the abundance of his heart, even though he may want to defend it as a slip, adding that it goes to confirm that as an undertaker, his likes came back to kill the PDP, The SUN Newspaper report added.

He, however, vowed that “they will not be allowed to kill it.”

PDP Crisis: Wike Makes U-Turn, Grants Atiku Access to Rivers Stadium for Campaign Rally

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state on Tuesday, February 7, rescinded his initial decision on the use of Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium for the Peoples Democratic Party's presidential campaign rally.

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Daily Trust reported that the governor made a U-turn and granted the party's 2023 presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, access to the location.

The governor had revoked the PDP campaign council's access to the venue but made a U-turn on his decision after some leaders spoke to him.

Atiku, Tinubu or Obi? Lagos Traders reveal preferred presidential candidate they will vote for and why

The traders in a popular market in Lagos state are giving a different vibe ahead of the nation's presidential election, which is slated for Saturday, February 25th, 2023.

While reacting to the recent happenings that have rocked the discussion of most Nigerians in the polity, the scarcity of the new naira notes and the price hike of fuel and scarcity of the product, traders in a popular market maintained they would vote wisely in the coming poll.

Speaking with Legit.ng, a trader who sells foodstuff items and food items such as rice, beans and garri, revealed the presidential candidate he will support and vote for and why.

Source: Legit.ng

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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