March 22, 2023



PDP disaster: Group berates Wike 

Governor Nyesom Wike

A coalition of civil society organisations beneath the aegis of Higher Life for Nigeria, has berated Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, for slowing down the Folks’s Democratic Occasion (PDP) as a result of his brashness in dealing with issues.

The coalition in an announcement by its coordinator, Waheed Abduljeleel on Sunday, mentioned the Rivers Governor will not be a great sportsman as his actions after the presidential primaries connote him as an embittered loser, who is set to rock the boat as a result of Atiku is a Muslim, a transfer he mentioned was not good for the nation’s democracy.

Chronicling Wike’s actions able to derailing the PDP’s quest for presidency in 2023, the coalition said; “PDP as a celebration was based and funded in 1998 by nice politicians like Alex Ekeueme, Abubakar Rimi, Sunday Awoniyi, Solomon Lar, Atiku Abubakar, Iorchia Ayu, and so on.

“The thought was to have a nationwide celebration the place selections will likely be taken by all members, and never a celebration within the pocket of a single particular person. Ayu mentioned in his interview with Come up TV that he’ll resign if the celebration ask him to resign (not a person). The NWC which is the very best choice physique of the celebration handed a vote of confidence on Ayu and requested him to remain.

“This case that has a presidential candidate and Chairman of the celebration from one zone pre-election will not be new. Ahmadu Ali from North Central was Chairman when Musa Yar’Adua from North West was the presidential candidate of PDP between 2006-2007.

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“What if Ayu resigns and Atiku fails to win, will he be given again his mandate to finish the constitutional 4 years?

“In any case, the PDP State Excos in Lagos, Osun, Ogun, Ondo, Edo, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom, Cross-River, and Delta have thrown their help to Ayu and handed a vote of confidence on him.

“The presidential zoning committee was about zoning the presidential ticket to South East with Peter Obi prone to get the ticket, Wike insisted that the zoning ought to be thrown open, understanding that GEJ bought the South-South slot.

“Atiku had mentioned that if the presidential ticket is zoned to the South East, he gained’t contest. Wike’s ambition didn’t permit this zoning to work, as an alternative, he used Chris Uba to chase Peter Obi out of PDP. Each member of the PDP sacrificed for the celebration at one level or the opposite. Some even died within the course of. Others used their private assets to fund the celebration…

“Wike needs to foist a Chairman on the PDP that may work towards Atiku in order that Atiku will lose the 2023 election and depart the PDP for him and his group post-2023. They want a celebration Chairman that may do their bidding like what Adamu Mu’azu did to GEJ in 2015”.