The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for an emergency meeting over the withdrawal of some governors and key stakeholders from the party’s presidential campaign council.
VANTAGE NEWS reports that Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, his Oyo State counterpart, Seyi Makinde, ex-Information Minister, Prof. Jerry Gana, and other prominent party chieftains withdrew from the party’s presidential campaign council over the ongoing leadership crisis in the party.
Recall that the Wike camp had announced their plan not to participate in the campaign council which was scheduled for inauguration next Wednesday after a meeting at the governor’s private residence on Wednesday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital.
The governor’s camp had stated that the decision to withdraw from the campaign council was because of the failure of the party to ensure the removal of the party’s National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu.
As a result, the main opposition party went into a marathon meeting to deliberate on the impact of the withdrawal on the party’s plans.
The party spokesman, Debo Ologunagba confirmed to The Punch on Wednesday that the party had been meeting since Wike’s camp announced their withdrawal from the campaign council, adding that the National Working Committee would announce their decision today (Thursday).
He said, “As a party, we need to take a firm position to rebuild and rebrand our party. We have been in a marathon meeting since morning (Wednesday). But one thing is clear, no one has rejected our presidential candidate; that is very important. The meeting will continue tomorrow (today) and after the meeting, we will make our position clear.”
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