A former Minister of Mines and Steel, Elder Wole Oyelese, and other chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Oyo State chapter have promised to work against any member who refused to support the candidacy of Atiku Abubakar
The PDP leaders stated this during a meeting and inauguration of over 400 support groups for Atiku on Thursday.
During his speech, Oyelese insisted that all the groups in the state must work towards clinching the presidency for Atiku.
The former minister, who was Inaugurated as grand patron of all Atiku support groups in the state, threatened that they would not support any of the party’s candidates who refused to support Atiku.
He said that the sole aim of all the support groups is to ensure victory for the PDP presidential candidate in 2023.
Oyelese said, “And I want to say this, the groups will also work for other candidates of the PDP in Oyo State, right from House of Assembly, House of Representatives, Senate and the Governor, if they also work for the presidential candidate of the party.”
Naija News reports that the Governor of Rivers State Nyesom Wike and his supporters have sworn to oppose the candidacy of Atiku if their demands are not met.
They are calling for the resignation of the national chairman of the party, Iyorchia Ayu under the premise that the two strongest positions in the party cannot be held by individuals from the same region.