The PDP’s National Working Committee views the next presidential election as a monumental challenge and has chosen to address the alleged anti-party activities of the Governor Nyesom Wike-led Integrity Group after the vote.
Wike of Rivers State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, Samuel Ortom of Benue, and Seyi Makinde of Oyo withdrew from the PDP Presidential Campaign Council last year. They reportedly said they wouldn’t participate in the campaigns unless Iyorchia Ayu, the party’s national chairman, resigned.
The governors have subsequently pitched their tents with their respective presidential candidates in response to Ayu’s reluctance to go and Atiku Abubakar, the PDP candidate-apparent’s lack of interest in the former Senate President’s dismissal.
Ikpeazu and Ugwuanyi are apparently torn between Atiku and Obi, while Makinde and Wike were alleged to be working for Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress. However, Ortom has openly endorsed Peter Obi of the Labour Party.
The PDP’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Ibrahim Abdullahi, deny the Integrity Group’s demise when contacted for comment, telling our correspondent that “we would wait until it is verified” what the party wants to do.