PDP Crisis Deepens As Pro-Wike Rep Members Counter Atiku’s Move, Rejects Call For Damagum’s Resignation By 60 Others

The crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has taken a new twist as allies of the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory led by the minority leader of the House of Representatives, Kingsley Chinda, have kicked against the call for Damagum’s resignation....READ FULL ARTICLE

Chinda, who’s from Rivers State, Nyesom Wike’s home state, emerged as Minority Leader of the House following Wike’s nomination to beat Atiku’s ally who vied for the position in 2023.

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THE WHISTLER on Monday reported that 60 PDP lawmakers of the opposition coalition on Monday in Abuja called for the resignation of the Peoples Democratic Party’s acting National Chairman, Umar Damagum, for alleged anti-party activities.

Demanding that if Damagum does not leave office to pave the way for the appointment of a new acting chairman from the North Central, the zone of the suspended National Chairman of the party, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, they will exit the party.

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But in a counter move ahead of the much anticipated meeting of the National Execution Council (NEC) of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, who was the party’s presidential candidate in the last election, has begun moves to ensure his men take over the mantle of leadership in the troubled party.

Wike, who said he remains a PDP member despite supporting the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the election Atiku was defeated, is also plotting to install his men as leaders of the PDP while holding his position as FCT minister.…READ FULL ARTICLE

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