The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council has reacted to a media chat granted by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State.
Recall Governor Wike and four other aggrieved governors had insisted that the resignation of the party’s National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, would make peace with the party. Speaking during a media chat on Friday, Wike noted that it was against justice and equity for the party’s national chairman and presidential candidate to come from the North. The Rivers governor called on Ayu to respect his pledge before the primaries that he would step aside if a northerner emerged as the presidential candidate. In a chat with The Punch on Friday night, a spokesman for the council, Charles Aniagwu, expressed optimism that Wike and his allies would soon return to the campaign council. The council spokesman added that Wike and his allies would join hands with the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to win the presidential election and rescue the country. He asserted that Abubakar wants a situation where everyone will come on board, saying that he (Atiku) is not interested in the majority having their way. Aniagwu, however, said the party remained united in spite of the disagreements between the various stakeholders, adding that there are a lot of reconciliation moves. He said, “The party is a united family; we don’t have factions in the PDP. What we have are individuals voicing out what they would like to happen and this is allowed in a democracy. “Beyond the fact that the majority will always have their way in a democracy, Atiku wants a situation where everyone will come on board. He is not interested in the majority having their way. “That is why you are seeing a lot of peace moves, with our elders and leaders impressing it on those who may not be too happy with what has happened to please sheath their sword. We are quite optimistic that those who are not on board now will soon come on board.”
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