PDP Calls For Emergency Meeting After Governors, Others Resigned From Party’s Presidential Campaign Committee


The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party has called for an emergency meeting to discuss the ongoing crisis in the party.

This comes after ex-information minister Prof. Jerry Gana, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, and some other key party officials resigned from the PDP’s presidential campaign committee on Wednesday.

Wike’s camp made the announcement following a meeting on Wednesday morning at Wike’s private residence in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, that they would not be part of the campaign council, which was supposed to be inaugurated the following Wednesday.

They blamed their decision on the refusal of the party’s chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, to resign, arguing that the position must go to the South in order to achieve balance, justice, and equity.

In response to the development, the opposition party held a lengthy meeting to discuss how the withdrawal might affect the party’s plans.

The National Working Committee’s decision would be made on Thursday (today), according to the party’s spokesman, Debo Ologunagba. Ologunagba revealed to The PUNCH on Wednesday that the party had been meeting since Wike’s camp announced their departure from the campaign council (Thursday).

“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,’’ he stated.

However, Wike’s camp has insisted that only the ouster of Ayu would cause them to change their minds.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here