The group led by Governor Nyesom Wike of 5 governors and other aggrieved Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stalwarts have again insisted on the resignation of the national chairman of the party, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, as a condition for the return of peace in the party.
Aggrieved governors and party leaders have also announced the formation of an integrity group within the party, which they say is the face behind the struggle within the party.
The former governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, disclosed this while addressing newsmen after a closed-door meeting hosted in Lagos by the former deputy national chairman of the party, Olabode George, who said the group arrived at the decision. after a careful review of the party’s developments.
The group, after a strategic closed-door meeting, stated that their integrity group still maintains the position taken earlier in Port Harcourt to remove Ayu.
Restore window: The group, which is at loggerheads with the leadership of the main opposition party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, however, reiterated that the window for reconciliation in the party remains open.
- Jang, in his brief comment, said, “After carefully reviewing the developments in our party, we have decided to stand by the decisions we took at our Port-Harcourt meeting. And we reiterate that the window for reconciliation with our great party, the PDP, remains open.”
According to reports, other PDP leaders at the meeting, apart from the 5 governors are former governors, Olusegun Mimiko (Ondo State), Ayo Fayose (Ekiti), Donald Duke (Cross River), Jonah Jang (Plateau ).
There is also the former attorney-general and minister of justice, Mr. Bello Adoke, deputy national chairman for the south of the PDP, Mr. Taofeek Arapaja; Sen. Nasif Suleiman, Nnena Ukeje, Sen. Sandy Onor, Sen. Mao Ohabunwa, Chief Dan Orbih and others.
Fairness and balance: Recall that the G5 governors led by Governor Wike and other members of the group called for the resignation of the PDP national chairman, Dr.
They accused Ayu of being impartial during the presidential primaries and insisted that he should resign for the sake of fairness and justice to bring peace to the party.
The aggrieved group said there is need for the South to make the PDP national chairman because the party’s presidential flag-bearer for the 2023 election is from the North.