Following the lingering crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, the camp of Governor Nyesom Wike has reportedly pulled out of the campaign Council of the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
The development was disclosed shortly after a meeting early Wednesday morning in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
After a lengthy discussion that lasted from around 7 p.m. yesterday until well after 2 a.m. this morning at Wike’s private mansion in Port Harcourt, the state capital of Rivers, the group declared its opinion.
Members of the Wike group declared that unless the party’s national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, steps down in favour of a southern candidate, none of them will take part in the campaign council in any capacity.
Some of the group’s members were recently chosen to serve as campaign council members and leaders for Atiku Abubakar, the party’s presidential candidate.
They came together to inform journalists of the outcome after spending more than seven hours in private meetings, from 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20, to past 2 a.m. on Wednesday, September 21, with Bode George delivering the stunner.
The Rivers governor’s camp made its decision a few days before September 28, the Independent National Electoral Commission’s statutory deadline for candidates to begin their campaigns.