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Seyi Makinde, Wike Others Withdraws From Atiku Campaign, Gives Condition

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Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, his Oyo State counterpart, Seyi Makinde and other stakeholders have resolved not to participate in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign until, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, resigns as the national chairman of the party.

They emphasised that the publication of the Presidential Campaign Council list without the resolution of the Senator Ayu lingering debacle, translates to putting the cart before the horse.

Arising from a crucial meeting in Port Harcourt, governor Makinde said they hope that the powers that be within the PDP will listen to the voice of reason and do the needful.

The former PDP South -West national vice chairman, Chief Olabode George, who read out the communique after the meeting, said they are concerned about the divisions in the party, and bemoaned the failure of the leadership to utilise the internal conflict resolution mechanisms to ensure inclusiveness of all and guarantee victory for the PDP.

In the same vein, former Plateau State governor, Senator Jonah Jang said the description of Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal as the PDP presidential primaries hero by Senator Ayu, was unethical to the principle of justice, fair play and equity on which the party was formed.

On his part, former Minister of Information, Prof. Jerry Gana said if PDP cannot restructure itself, it cannot restructure Nigeria.

Former Gombe State governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo, who also spoke, declared that they will work for the party to the extent that fairness, equity and justice is ensured in the party.

The wike PDP camp maintained that they will remain committed members of PDP, but will continue to insist that the right things be done.

Those who attended the meeting are Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike; Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde; former governors of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose; Dr. Olusegun Mimiko (Ondo); Donald Duke (Cross River); PDP South -South national vice chairman, Chief Dan Orbih; former Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke, SAN among others..

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