2023: “It’ll be difficult convincing voters PDP can rescue Nigeria” – Wike

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, says it is becoming difficult to convince Nigeria that his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), can rescue the country. Wike said this on Tuesday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, when the management of the New Telegraph newspaper visited him at the Government House to present its nomination of the Rivers governor as the Political Icon of the Year 2022. Wike said the marginalisation of the minority ethnic nationalities in the country caused much of Nigeria’s challenges. According to him, it was becoming a “more…

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PDP Crisis: “Ayu’s ungrateful” – Wike

…Says his comment on Ortom’s ambition unfortunate Governor Nyesom Wike, of Rivers State, has described the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, as ungrateful over his comments against the Governor, Samuel Ortom, of Benue State. Wike made this assertion during a press briefing at his private residence in Rumiprikon, Obio/Akpor local government area on Sunday. Wike also described as unfortunate Ayu’s comment claiming that he has the power to stop Ortom’s senatorial ambition and those of others eyeing various positions on the platform of the…

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“It’s ridiculous for PDP BoT to say Ayu will resign after 2023 elections” – Wike

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has described the resolution by the board of trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) regarding Iyorchia Ayu, the party’s National Chairman, as “ridiculous”.  Recall that Wike and his supporters have been demanding the resignation of Ayu after former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar won the party’s presidential ticket. The call for Ayu’s resignation is on the grounds that the National Chairman and the presidential candidate of the party cannot be from the same region. However, some members of the party had rejected the call for Ayu…

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PDP Crisis: Moves to sack Ayu-led NWC gather steam

The days of the Dr. Iyorchia Ayu-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) may be numbered as moves to sack the embattled chairman just got some legal reinforcement in court. Whilst the party’s NWC and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, are enmeshed in the political turmoil generated by the insistence of the G-5 governors inspired by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, it appears the party’s leadership may have taken for granted a seemingly innocuous and existing legal action seeking to sack the entire NWC. This…

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PDP Crisis: Governor Wike’s camp wants Chairman Iyorchia Ayu removed

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Iyorchia Ayu, has found himself at the centre of the face-off between the presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar, and Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, which is tearing the main opposition party apart, ahead of the 2023 general elections. The crisis worsened on Wednesday, when two associates of Wike, Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, and a former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, publicly expressed their reluctance to back their party’s presidential candidate for the general election. While Ortom said he…

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PDP Crisis: BoT member, Joy Emordi defects to APC

A member of Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Joy Emordi, on Wednesday defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Alhaji Mamman Mohammed, Director-General, Press and Media of APC, announced this in a statement issued in Abuja. The statement said the Chairman, APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) and Governor of Yobe, Mai Mala Buni, received Emordi at a brief ceremony. “Buni expressed delight with the decision taken by the board member to contribute to the unity of the country. “There is need…

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