2027: Suspension for Wike, No Ticket for Atiku? PDP NEC Meeting's Agenda Suggested

2027: Suspension for Wike, No Ticket for Atiku? PDP NEC Meeting's Agenda Suggested

  • There is a growing call for former Vice President Atiku Abubakar to drop his 2027 presidential ambition
  • Those making this call also want the PDP NEC to suspend Nyesom Wike over his alleged association with the APC
  • The group who made these calls on Tuesday, April 16, stated that Atiku should rather help one of his mentees get the PDP's 2027 presidential ticket

Abuja - A pressure group within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), called PDP 100% Loyalty has asked the leadership to ask Atiku Abubakar to shelve his presidential ambition in 2027 for the sake of the party's progress.

The chairman of the group, Dennis Shima, during a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, April 16, asked the NEC to also suspend the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) minister, Nyesom Wike, anti-party activities on his part.

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As the group sees it, Atiku's ambition and Wike's association with the All Progressives Congress (APC) are big issues in the party.

Atiku, Tinubu, Wike trio
The group wants Atiku to help one of his loyalists get PDP 2027 ticket
Source: Facebook

In a report by Daily Trust, Shima said NEC should prevail on Atiku to rather support one of his many mentees across Nigeria to contest for PDP presidential tickets come 2027.”

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He asked Atiku to “accept this clarion call for him to be a statesman and kingmaker politically going forward. We are optimistic that, the former Vice President of Nigeria, and two times PDP presidential candidate will be grateful to God and PDP, for the platform provided for him, to serve Nigerians.”

The group's chairman went on:

"Also, we call on the forthcoming PDP National Executive Committee NEC to exercise its power and authority in line with the provisions of the PDP Constitution regarding; offenses and sanctions, to “Suspend” Nyesom Wike from participating in meetings or functions, of PDP at all levels at home and abroad."

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Wike vs Atiku: Ex-VP's aide opens up on war of words

Amid the battle for the control of the PDP between the camps of former Vice President Atiku and Wike, the party's NEC meeting has been slated to be held on Thursday, April 18, 2024.

'Demola Olarewaju, the special assistant on digital media strategy to Atiku, on Tuesday, April 16, asserted that the "PDP is unrivalled" because it has conducted 98 NEC meetings since 1999.

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