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Crisis: PDP leader points out “lie” told by Wike against Atiku

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Deputy National Youth Leader, Timothy Osadolor, has called on the party’s National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu to speak up, noting that “another lie” told by disgruntled Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State was that Atiku Abubakar promised to ask the National Chairman to resign.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Wike and his supporters pulled out of the Campaign Council of the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku, and vowed not to play any role until Ayu resigned.

Punch quotes Osadolor as saying: “Go and listen to the speech the chairman gave on resignation. He said: ‘I am a democrat and a party man. If a Northern candidate emerges as a presidential candidate and my party asks me to resign, in the interest of the party, I will.’

“He neither said if a failed aspirant asked him to, nor did he say if Wike asked him to. Rather than ask him to resign, the National Executive Committee passed a vote of confidence on Dr Iyorchia Ayu and the National Working Committee that he leads. How else do you want the party to say carry on?

“We empathise with Governor Wike. He was already seeing himself in Aso Rock as Mr President.”

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