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BREAKING: Names of Governors, Chieftains that pulled out of Atiku’s Campaign

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Several top ranking members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP have pulled out of the Presidential Campaign of Atiku Abubakar, the 2023 Presidential Candidate of the Party.

This development is coming after several efforts to resolve the ongoing rift between the Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike and Atiku failed. It can be recalled that both leaders have been at loggerheads over a ‘violation’ of the party’s zoning arrangement between the North and the South.

Wike and his camp have remained adamant on the removal of the party’s national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu. The Rivers politician maintains that the Party chairman and its Presidential Candidate can’t come from the same region.

However, on Wednesday morning, Wike and his faction pulled out from Atiku’s campaign stating that they will not be part of any activities until Ayu was removed. They insisted that the position must come to the South for balance, justice, and equity in the party, hence they will not play any role in Atiku Abubakar’s campaign council.

They also resolve that an acting Chairman from the South should lead the party on the national campaign, going into the elections.

They made their position known in a resolution read by former deputy national chairman of the party, Chief Bode George, after a long meeting held at Governor Wike’s private residence, near Port Harcourt on Wednesday.

Below are the names of the Governors and ranking chieftains that pulled out of the campaign with Wike;

  1. Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike
  2. Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde
  3. Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom
  4. Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu
  5. Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi
  6. Ex-Plateau State Governor, Jonah Jang
  7. Ex-Gombe State Governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo
  8. Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose
  9. Former Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko
  10. Former Cross River State Governor, Donald Duke
  11. Chief Bode George
  12. Chief Dan Orbih
  13. Mohammed Adoke

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  1. Good for Atiku; was in PDP, worked against Jonathan his own party man, ran to APC,was tossed around, ran back to PDP and got the party nomination, lost the election and still wants the party nomination again. When is enough enough? The audacity of a Fulani man is endless.

  2. What goes around comes around,upon all what the nation has gone under a fulani man,how on earth did Atiku think he will win the presidential election come next year,all Nigerians are not Housas you can come and displace,your ambition is too much,till now,nobody probed your activities as Nigerian customs boss,we all know your activities as vice president under Obasanjo,though Obasanjo voiced and cried loud,you want us to believe that after eight years of the northern rule,another northerner will be allowed to be in Aso rock,what did you think of other Nigerians?get it in your brain that you can not fool all of us at the same time,even your activities in the party portrays you as somebody that can not be trusted,all along you and Tambuwal and Dr Sariki were tossing with the party,people like Wike stood still and had it been that Wike and Co left, you have nobody to buy with dollars during the primaries, we have seen the mansions in Dubai where you live,even the Queen can not have such properties, all with Nigerians money,yet you’re not done,the APC man is the biggest landlord in the whole Africa,others are their servants and slaves,even at their age,they have no shame,we are all watching with interest, we hear a lot and see a lot,some foils swear that they will not live to see Ibo man become president,their coffins are ready,they will surely die and the nation must move forward

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