The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has summoned an emergency meeting on Wednesday following the withdrawal of Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike and his group from the main opposition party presidential campaign council.
The party may announce its position on the crisis rocking the main opposition today, especially, sources said that PDP may wield the big stick against the group over its insistence on forcing the chairman of the party out of office.
The group had on Wednesday announced its withdrawal from the campaign council and call for the removal of the national chairman of the party as conditions for participating in the campaign.
The group which comprise the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, ex-Information Minister, Jerry Gana, and a member of the Board of Trustee (BoT) of the party Bode George announced their decision after a meeting in Port Harcourt on Wednesday.
They hinged their decision on the failure of the party’s Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu to resign from office, insisting that the position must come to the South for balance, justice, and equity.
However, following the dust raised by the Wike group withdrawal, the official of the party went into a marathon meeting to deliberate on the impact of the withdrawal on the party’s plans.
The National Working Committee of the party is expected to announce its position on the Wike group’s decision to withdraw from the party’s campaign activities on Thursday.