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PDP to abandon Gov Wike over unresolved crisis

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike 

Rigidity is mounting within the South South zone of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) over alleged transfer to relocate the zonal secretariat from Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The South South PDP, in an announcement by the zonal Organising Secretary, Ekom Akonjom, primarily based on a communique issued after a gathering of the celebration famous {that a} zonal consultative assembly, which ordinarily ought to maintain within the Rivers State capital is scheduled to carry in one of many close by states.

Every day Solar gathered that supporters of the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, think about the transfer to carry the proposed

zonal consultative assembly exterior Port Harcourt as an try to whittle down the affect of the governor within the affairs of the celebration within the zone.

Wike and his supporters have been on warpath with the nationwide management in addition to the presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, within the aftermath of the nomination of the Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, as vice presidential candidate.

The Rivers governor’s camp, which consists of Governors Samuel Ortom, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Okezie Ikpeazu and Seyi Makinde of Benue, Enugu, Abia and Oyo states respectively have continued to insist on the substitute of the Nationwide chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, as a situation for reconcilation.

Final week, the PDP unveiled its presidential marketing campaign council with out assigning any key position to Wike, fueling speculations that the celebration might have resolved to sideline the governor within the run-up to the 2023 common elections.

However, Akonjom warned that any zonal assembly held exterior the zonal headquarters can be a breach of the PDP structure.

The communique learn partially: “Frightened by the unabating crises within the Social gathering because the Presidential Primaries, and in appreciation of the necessity for unity and cohesion, significantly within the build-up to the 2023 Normal Elections, the Zonal Working Committee welcomes the concept of a Nationwide Zonal Consultative Tour.

“Nonetheless, the Zonal Working Committee notes with grave concern, the truth that the consultative tour to the South South Zone is regrettably with out justification, deliberate to carry exterior the Zonal Head Quarters, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. This we resolve, isn’t acceptable to the Social gathering management within the Zone as it’s able to additional dividing leaders of the Social gathering within the Zone.

“To this finish, the Zonal Working Committee additional resolves that the Consultative Tour of the Social gathering ought to maintain on the Zonal Headquarters, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. It’s to be famous that holding any of such assembly exterior the zonal headquarters will irritate points and never obtain the specified transfer for reconciliation, peace, and unity within the celebration.

“Additional to the above, the Zonal Working Committee notes that by advantage of Part 31 (2) (d) of the Social gathering’s Structure 2017 (As amended), all organs of the Social gathering are anticipated to perform democratically.

“To this finish, it ought to be famous that holding the South South Zonal Consultative Tour wherever exterior the Zonal Headquarters will quantity to a breach of Part 31 (2) (d) of the Social gathering’s Structure, and the Zonal Working Committee won’t be a celebration to any breach of the Social gathering’s guidelines not to mention its Structure.

“The Zonal Working Committee resolves to henceforth, resist any motion able to deepening and; or widening the crises of confidence amongst leaders of the Social gathering within the Zone.”

Nonetheless, when contacted, the PDP Nationwide Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, stated he had no data of the alleged plot to relocate the South South zonal secretariat.

“I’m not conscious of any such strikes,” Ologunagba informed Every day Solar in a phone interview.

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