“PDP, Call Wike To Order”: Atiku’s Camp Faults Call for His Suspension

Sep 12, 2023 | Entertainment, News


  • The crisis rocking Nigeria’s main opposition party, the PDP has taken another dimension
  • The camp of the PDP’s G5 headed by former Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike, is calling for the suspension of Atiku Abubakar and Aminu Tambuwal
  • Atiku’s camp on the other hand is asking the leadership of the PDP to call the FCT minister Wike to order, noting he should not bite the hands that fed him

FCT Abuja – The camp of the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) flagbearer, Atiku Abubakar, has condemned calls for his suspension from the party.

Nyesom Wike, Atiku Abubakar, PDP crisis
Strong PDP chieftain condemns Wike’s call for Atiku’s suspension from the party.
Photo credit: Atiku Abubakar, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike – CON, GSSRS
Source: Facebook

They described the demand which was made by the minister of the FCT, Nyesom Wike, as “baseless and unreasonable”.

The Guardian reported that on Monday, September 11, agitation for Atiku’s suspension was generating a fresh storm, even as Wike, was said to be in league with some members of the National Working Committee (NWC) to establish his grip on the party.

Wike had, last week, called on the NWC to suspend Atiku over what he termed “Atiku’s political inconsistencies.”

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PDP strong members react to Wike’s call for Atiku’s suspension

Reacting, a top-ranking PDP member, who pleaded anonymity, revealed that Wike’s boldness stemmed from the support he was getting from his allies within the party, especially members of the NWC.

He noted that some senior NWC members were working with Wike to expand his tentacles in the party and also frustrate Atiku and his men.

Suspension: Atiku’s camp replies to Wike

But responding to Wike’s call, on Monday, Pedro Obaseki, the director, research and strategy of Atiku Abubakar’s campaign organisation, said the party “must call Wike to order”.

PDP Crisis: Wike calls for suspension of Atiku, Tambuwal to rebuild

Legit.ng earlier reported that Nyesom Wike, the minister of the FCT, has called for the suspension of Atiku Abubakar and Aminu Tambuwal from the PDP.

Atiku was the PDP presidential candidate in the 2023 election, while Tambuwal was a former governor of Sokoto State and current Senator in the opposition party.

Iyorchia Ayu to return as PDP national chairman? Court gives verdict

The presiding judge of the Benue state High Court sitting in Gboko, D.M Igyuse, has given his verdict on the suit seeking to reinstate Iyorchia Ayu as the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Igyuse dismissed the suit, describing it as an abuse of the court process.

The judge stated this while delivering his ruling on Thursday, August 31.

Source: Legit.ng





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