The Edo State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Tony Aziegbemi, has called on its party’s national leadership to resolve the crisis rocking it.
Naija News reports that the PDP’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, have been at loggerheads over certain issues, including the refusal of the party’s national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, to resign. With the crisis dragging on despite moves to reconcile both camps, Aziegbemi has called on Ayu to convene a meeting of PDP governors to resolve the problem. He made the call after Wike met with former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu. The PDP chairman, however, stated Edo state’s votes for Atiku Abubakar are non-negotiable. Aziegbemi said: “With barely few months to the 2023 general elections that would herald a new, progressive and functional government headed by Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the PDP, the need for the party to close ranks, irrespective of perceived differences, should now be at the front burner. “The current disposition of some of our respected leaders is giving room for concern among the members of the party who are awaiting political directives from their leaders. “We are recommending that more meetings between the Governors on the party’s platform not restricted to the five Governors be convened to further strengthen the party ahead of the presidential election. “The Nigerian people are eagerly waiting for the PDP to take over governance from the present administration, which has put Nigeria in the present economic predicament, even as we assure Nigerians that our party (PDP), when voted into power in the elections, will not disappoint Nigerians as it will do more and better than it had done in its about 16 years in government. “There are no mincing words that Edo state’s votes for Atiku Abubakar are non-negotiable. We are enjoining our supporters to be resolute in their resolve as the current issues affecting the party would be resolved in favour of the party in no distant time.”
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