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Wike, Ortom present as 5 PDP governors hold ‘crucial meeting’ in Enugu amid party crisis

  Five governors on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Sunday, held a closed-door meeting in Enugu state.   Governor...

 


Five governors on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Sunday, held a closed-door meeting in Enugu state.

 

Governors present at the meeting were Samuel Ortom (Benue), Nyesom Wike, (Rivers), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, (Enugu), Seyi Makinde, (Oyo), and Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia).

 

According to a statement by the Enugu government, the governors held a “crucial meeting in the Enugu Government House to discuss matters of public interest”.

 

The meeting was said to have lasted for several hours.

 

The meeting comes amid a crisis in the party over calls for Iyorchia Ayu to step down as national chairman of the party.

 

The five governors were also absent at the inauguration of the PDP presidential campaign council, which held on September 28.

 

Meanwhile, allies of Wike have insisted that they will not work for the party in the 2023 presidential election if Ayu does not step down as chairman.

 

The calls for the resignation of Ayu is said to be on the grounds that the party chairman and presidential candidate cannot be from the same region.

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