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Politics of Monday, 22 August 2022


PDP BoT chairman 'supports' Wike; speaks against Atiku's candidacy, Ayu's chairmanship

A collage of Wike, Ayu and Atiku A collage of Wike, Ayu and Atiku

The infighting in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) might have taken a different twist after Walid Jibrin, the chairman of the board of trustees (BoT) of the party said it is unfair for the presidential candidate (Atiku) and the national chairman (Iyorchia Ayu) to be from the north.

He made the comment during an interview with the press on Sunday, August 21.

He categorically stated: “To tell the truth, it will not be fair for the president of Nigeria to be from the north, the chairman of the party from the north, and the BoT chairman from the north."

In light of this, Jibrin noted that the national caucus, BoT, and the national executive committee of the party opposition party will convene a meeting soon and make recommendations on the issue.

He said the leadership of the party, based on the report, will set things in order and the needful in the general interest of all and sundry. His words: “By next week, we will get the report.

And when we find out that somebody is wrong in what has happened we will come up openly to tell the party that it is wrong. Whatever we can do, we will do it in the interest of the party to make the party remain as PDP.”


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