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2023: Wike, Makinde, Others ‘Preferred’ Presidential Candidate Emerge

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With the 2023 presidential elec­tion in sight, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, are hoping to take over power which they lost in 2015.

PDP, in its effort to emerge winner in 2023, has commenced its campaign intending to capture the support of Nigerians in 2023.

However, some in-house issues in the party might hinder the main opposition party from emerging victorious in the forthcoming general elections.

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, and his allies in their call for justice in the PDP had called for the resignation of the party’s National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu.

The aggrieved Governors and other stakeholders had condemned northern dominance in key positions in the party.

The grievances of the Governors saw them pull out of the presidential campaign council of the PDP, insisting that Ayu must resign.

Atiku, however, had insisted that Ayu can only voluntarily resign or the constitution of the party is followed to amend things.

An insider from Wike’s camp that spoke with Daily Independent claimed that Governor Wike and his allies are not voting for Atiku.

The source said the aggrieved governors and some PDP stakeholders will vote for their choice in the forthcoming elections.


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It was, however, stated that in the presidential election, their choice is the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, while in the Senatorial and governorship, they will vote for their candidates.