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PDP crisis: Wike’s group pulls out of Atiku’s campaign council

...insist Ayu must go

Tobi Adebayo
Members of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike’s camp have pulled out of the Atiku Abubakar presidential campaign over the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Iyorchia Ayu’s refusal to resign.

This was made known in a communique issued after a meeting which held during the early hours of Wednesday in Port Harcourt.

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Reading the communique, a PDP chieftain, Bode George said that Governor Wike’s team had resolved to pull out of the campaign council until Ayu resigns for an acting Chairman of Southern extraction.

“The published presidential campaign council list translates to putting the cart before horse, the pertinent issue remains the Ayu leadership.

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“We therefore resolve that senator Iyorchia Ayu resigns as the national chairman for an acting chairman of southern Nigeria extraction.

“We resolved not to participate in the campaign council in whatever capacity until the resignation of Dr Iyorchia Ayu,” the communique read in part.

ThisNigeria reported that there have been persistent calls for Ayu’s resignation following the emergence of Atiku as the PDP presidential flagbearer.

However, he has refused to step down, saying he was elected for a period of four years and would only step aside after his tenure.

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