Aggrieved govs still in PDP – Campaign council
The Director of Strategic Communications of the Atiku-Okowa Presidential Campaign Council, Dele Momodu, has said that the aggrieved governors in the party have not dumped the Peoples Democratic Party and the campaign remains steadfast, focused, and committed to the reconciliation process with the G5 governors.
Momodu stated that the party appreciated the fact that the G5 governors – Rivers state Governor Nyesome Wike and his colleagues in Benue State – Samuel Ortom, Oyo – Seyi Makinde, Enugu – Ifeanyi Ugwanyi, and Abia – Okezie Ikpeazu were still respectable leaders of the party, adding that they would continue to work for the reconciliation process even though they were angered.
Momodu stated this at a press briefing while responding to questions posed by journalists at the Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Office on Thursday in Abuja.
He noted, ‘’I have no idea whether they have dumped the party. The day they have dumped (the party), they will announce that they have dumped the party and you will be the first to know.’’
The G5 govs had pulled out of the Atiku Campaign Council, citing the refusal of the PDP National Chairman, Sen. Iyorchia Ayu, to resign from his position over lopsidedness in the leadership hierarchy of the party.
This week, Governor Wike invited some leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress to commission projects executed by the state government and previous romances with members of the current administration. This action sent fears to the PDP about whether he might dump the party.
The governor also offered the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, logistics support should he planned to pay Rivers State a visit for his rally.