PDP Crisis: Details Emerge as Wike, Makinde Snub Atiku, Others

PDP Crisis: Details Emerge as Wike, Makinde Snub Atiku, Others

  • PDP's crisis might be taking a turn for the worse as Governor Nyesom Wike and other G5 governors failed to appear at the party's first leaders' meeting after the election
  • Atiku Abubakar and Ifeanyi Okowa, the party's presidential and vice presidential candidates, were in attendance at the event held at Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja
  • It was learnt that the chairman of the PDP governors' forum, Aminu Tambuwal, sent invitations to the governors, but their absence showed they declined the invitation

FCT, Abuja - The crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may be far from getting solved as the party's reconciliation move after the election failed.

The aggrieved G5 governors of the leading opposition party snubbed the scheduled parley with Atiku Abubakar and Ifeanyi Okowa, the PDP presidential and vice presidential candidates, in the February 25 presidential election, The Nation reported.

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Wike, Makinde others shun PDP meeting with Atiku. Photo Credit: Atiku Abubakar, Nyesom Wike
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List of PDP governors as Atiku, Okowa hold meeting with others

The meeting of the party, which was held at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja on Thursday, May 11, stressed the need for the main opposition party to reposition itself.

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State is the leader of the aggrieved G5. Other members of the group are Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), Samuel Ortom (Benue), and Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia).

It was reported that the governors were invited by the chairman of the PDP governors forum, Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state, but they declined as none appeared at the meeting nor sent a representative.

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The Sokoto state governor was reported to have planned to bring the leadership of the PDP, Atiku, Okowa and the G5 governors under one roof since they parted ways before the 2023 general election.

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In a statement by CID Maduabum, the director general of the PDP governors' forum, the meeting was to allow PDP leaders, stakeholders and members to come together for the first time after the election.

President Election Petition Tribunal: Atiku presents in court

Legit.ng earlier reported that Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the PDP in the 2023 presidential election, has made himself available for the hearing of the petitions before the Presidential Election Tribunal Court.

The court would be hearing the petition filed by Atiku requesting the live broadcast of the court proceedings.

Atiku will be the second presidential candidate after Peter Obi of the Labour Party, that has appeared in court since the proceedings began on Monday.

Source: Legit.ng

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