Frontline pan-Igbo sociopolitical strain organisation, the South East Revival Group (SERG), has warned the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP) of “impending political calamity, not only for him as a contestant, but additionally for the PDP as a political get together, if Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state and his protesting camp are ignored by the get together.”
The SERG spoke in an announcement signed by its President and Nationwide Coordinator, Chief Willy Ezugwu, whereas reacting to the Port Harcourt declaration of the Wike faction of the get together, insisting that the nationwide chairman of the PDP, Senator Iyorchia Ayu should step down, sustaining that “it was suicidal politically for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to play the my-hands-are-tied card.”
To this finish, the SERG reminded the previous vp that, “Because the chief of the PDP in prosecuting his 2023 presidential marketing campaign, having emerged because the get together’s candidate, the error of hiding underneath the rule of legislation to maintain injustice and promote lack of honour by get together members will probably be detrimental to the success of the PDP and her presidential candidate in February 2023.
“Atiku should not overlook that the complete South, particularly the South East, has choices after Igbos had been denied the presidential ticket by the PDP when it jettisoned the zoning formulation as entrenched within the get together’s structure however will now flip round to insist on a lopsided management of the get together underneath the guise of the get together structure even when Ayu turned the Nationwide chairman of the get together primarily based on settlement that he’ll resign if a presidential candidate emerges from the north.
“Such different political choices will probably be gladly explored by the South East of Nigeria and different southern political blocs when it turns into expedient.
“It should be famous that with the Peter Obi motion’s rising acceptance by the present transfer by younger Nigerian individuals to supply a President of their selection, and the choice of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to supply a northern Muslim vice-presidential candidate from Atiku’s North East constituency, must be ringing loud political bell within the PDP that ignoring the calls for of the Wike camp will probably be an irredeemable mistake.
“Whereas it’s true that the PDP gave Iyorchia Ayu a convincing vote of confidence, the query is, how will such vote of confidence persuade conventional PDP zones just like the South East and South-South to vote for Atiku?
“Already, the denial of the South East of its nicely deserved Presidential slot, opposite to PDP’s zoning preparations, was a means of claiming to the area that your loyalty to the get together over time doesn’t matter.
“Nevertheless, to throw away the aggrieved Wike camp, which cuts throughout the six geopolitical zones of the nation, will probably be a regrettable determination for Atiku and the PDP”, the SERG warned.