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General News of Monday, 26 September 2022


FLASHBACK: Wike mocks Atiku says he will never leave PDP

A collage of Atiku Abubakar and Nyesom Wike play videoA collage of Atiku Abubakar and Nyesom Wike

Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike has said that the internal wranglings in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will not deter him from leaving the party.

He made this known Thursday during a meeting with PDP stakeholders in Rivers state.

Wike's comment is the latest in the crisis rocking party as he demands the resignation of the national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu.

The Rivers governor and his allies have been at the forefront of the calls for Ayu to step down on the grounds that the party’s presidential candidate and national chairman cannot be from the same region, The Nations report.

Amid the controversy, the PDP had released the list of members of its presidential campaign council and Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto, was named director-general (DG) of the council.

Wike and some of his allies are also listed as members of the council, but the supporters of the Rivers governor have said they will not participate in the presidential campaign until Ayu resigns.

In response, Atiku Abubakar, PDP presidential candidate, has said he cannot force the national chairman to resign.

Speaking on Thursday, Wike said that the recent developments would not make him leave the party.

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