The group of 5 governors led by Governor Nyesom Wike and some other aggrieved Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) stalwarts have once again insisted on the resignation of the party’s national chairman, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, as a condition of return from peace to party .
The aggrieved governors and party leaders also announced the formation of the intra-party integrity group, which they said is the face behind the intra-party struggle.
This was made known by former Plateau State Governor Jonah Jang, addressing reporters after the closed-door meeting organized in Lagos by the party’s former national vice-chairman Olabode George, saying the group reached the decision after a careful review of events in the match.
The group, after the closed-door strategy meeting, stated that its integrity group still stands by the position taken earlier in Port Harcourt on Ayu’s removal.
Reconciliation window: The group, which had been at odds with the leadership of the main opposition party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, however, reiterated that the window for reconciliation within the party remained open.
- Jang, in his short comment, said: “After careful review of the events in our party, we have decided defend the decisions we made at our meeting in Port-Harcourt. And we reiterate that the window for reconciliation in our great party, the PDP, remains open.”
- The other PDP leaders at the meeting, apart from the 5 governors, are reportedly former governors, Olusegun Mimiko (Ondo State), Ayo Fayose (Ekiti), Donald Duke (Cross River), Jonah Jang (Plateau).
- Also present were former Attorney General and Minister of Justice Mr. Bello Adoke, PDP National Vice President South, Mr. Taofeek Arapaja; Senator Nasif Suleiman, Nnena Ukeje, Sen. Sandy Onor, Sen. Mao Ohabunwa, Chief Dan Orbih among others.
Justice and balance: Remember that the G5 governors led by Governor Wike and other members of the group have been clamoring for the resignation of the PDP national chairman, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, shortly after a northerner, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, won the presidential bid of the match.
- They accused Ayu of being biased during the presidential primaries and said that he should resign for the sake of fairness and justice to bring peace to the party.
- The aggrieved group said it was necessary for the South to present the PDP’s national president because the party’s presidential standard-bearer for the 2023 elections is from the North.
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