PDP Crisis: Resignation Of BoT Chairman Not Enough For Wike’s Demands, Says Nwuke


The unexpected resignation of the Chairman, Board of Trustees, BoT, of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Wahid Jibril as well as the stepping aside of the PDP Governors Forum Chairman, Aminu Tambuwal, is not enough to assuage the anger of the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike and his team.

Gov Wike’s major condition given to the leadership of the party as the major panacea to calm frayed nerves in the party is for the national chairman of the PDP, Senator Iyorchia Ayu to step down from his position and relinquish the same to a south-south person as a way of balancing the equation.

Speaking exclusively on the breaking development from the national working committee, NWC, meeting of the party in Abuja on Thursday, a former member of the House of Representatives and Governor Wike’s trusted ally, Hon Ogbonna Nwuke said BoT was only an advisory body which has no much effect.

“The situation is very clear, you cannot have a presidential candidate from a particular zone and the national chairman from that same zone. That does not answer the equation question inherent in the PDP constitution. We must do the needful if we want peace as we get closer to the kick-off of campaigns”, Ogbonna said.

The former Rivers state spokesman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers state congratulated Jibril for always being on the path of truth. “Wahid Jibril is a gentleman. From the beginning, he was always on the path of truth. But that is not enough to balance the imbalance equation as we see it in the PDP today.

“The constitution of the PDP is very clear on this equation matter. You cannot have a president from a particular zone and the national chairman of the party from the same zone.

“Yes, we appreciate the fact that the BoT chairman has chosen the path of honour by resigning his position for the overall interest of the party. But unfortunately, that is not enough. The national chairman of the party has to resign. That demand is very key to us”, he said.

Hon Nwuke noted that until the national chairman steps down from the chairmanship position, “am afraid, the status quo remains the same”.


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