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Wike, Ortom, others plot Ayu’s removal in Enugu

Wike, Ortom, others plot Ayu's removal in Enugu

The camp of the River’s State Governor, Nyesom Wike on Sunday met in Enugu to strategize their next move on how to remove the incumbent chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Iyorchia Ayu.

According to The PUNCH, governors present at the meeting are Governors Wike, Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Samuel Ortom (Benue), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia) and the host, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State.

The meeting is coming three days after Atiku held a private meeting with Wike where the presidential candidate pleaded for his support ahead of the 2023 presidential election.

As part of his renewed efforts to end the ongoing conflict between him and the five PDP governors led by Wike, the PDP standard bearer met with the governor of Rivers.

The Abuja meeting, however, came to a standstill because the Rivers governor reportedly insisted that a peace agreement couldn’t be reached until the party’s national chairman Iyorchia Ayu, resigned from his position.

Since its May presidential primary, the party had been in deep trouble.

Wike, who lost to Atiku, had expressed dissatisfaction with the exercise, stating that he was unfairly treated by the PDP and was not carried along.

Wike insisted that Ayu must resign if his camp must reach a truce with the party’s flag bearer but Atiku said he had no power to remove the chairman.

Recent efforts by both parties to reach a consensus regarding the issue has proven abortive.

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