Barring any last minute changes, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will on Wednesday (today) inaugurate its 2023 Presidential Campaign Council in Abuja, as political campaigns officially begins.
Naija News reports that the elections timetable stipulated by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) allows campaignto begin from today, September 28th.
The PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, the campaign council members, and governors are expected to be at the International Conference Centre, Central Area, Abuja, the venue of the PCC inauguration.
Others expected at the ceremony are former presidents and vice-presidents, ex-ministers, serving and erstwhile senators as well as incumbent and former house of representatives members.
Recall that Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and his allies had withdrawn from the PDP Presidential Campaign, demanding the removal or resignation of the party’s National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu.
It was, however, gathered that the newly appointed special envoy to the presidential candidate, Dr Bukola Saraki has kicked started moves to broker peace with the aggrieved members of the main opposition party.
Speaking to The Punch, a member of the PDP National Working Committee disclosed that Saraki was determined to resolve the crisis in the party.
Citing Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom’s support for the embattled PDP National Chairman, the source stated, “You can see the result already. A governor has decided to give peace a chance in the interest of the party and Nigeria. This is what you get when the right people are given responsibilities.’’