Anger Against Wike: Former Governor Dumps PDP

OpenLife Nigeria reports that just few days after Minister of Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nyesom Wike, re enacted his supremacy in the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, a former governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, has resigned his membership from the party....READ FULL ARTICLE

Ihedioha announced his resignation in a letter dated April 23.

He addressed the resignation letter to the PDP chairman at Mbutu Ward, Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State.

It would be recalled that ahead the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scheduled for April 18, there was palpable tension over the battle for the control of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) by the camps of the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike.

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The tension emanated from revelations that Wike will remain in the PDP and work for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2027 presidential election, while Atiku will contest for the PDP’s presidential ticket.

This test of supremacy ended in favour of Wike who’s loyalist, Ambassador Iliya Damagun, retained the position of national chairman.

While the political test of will was ongoing, former minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, warned the party against insincerity, saying that should the party fail to do what was right, he would lead others to dump the party.

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In a statement he personally signed, Chidoka said:

To the Governors, National Assembly Caucus, and National Executive Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party.

I address you today with a sense of urgency. As you gather in Abuja tomorrow for the NEC meeting, I want to warn the party of an impending disaster that could sink the ship of the party.

Let me be clear: if at the NEC meeting tomorrow, the Party fails to uphold the constitutionality and respect for the rules of the party, then I and other progressive members will not hesitate to lead the pallbearers to the funeral of the party as we know it.

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The party must put an end to its submission to filthy lucre and macabre dancing to the music of unprincipled pipers. It must return to the role of providing good governance to its states and principled opposition that Nigerians can trust.

If tomorrow, the party’s ship is not steered away from the gigantic iceberg prominent on its path, the consequences will be dire.

It is a matter of grave urgency to save the soul of the party that ushered and stabilised democracy in Nigeria.

The NEC must Act now,” Chidoka warned.

However, public analysts see the resignation of Ihedioha as the beginning of mass defection from the PDP....READ FULL ARTICLE

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