The National Executive Council(NEC) of the Peoples Democratic Party will hold its meeting on Thursday, September 8, 2022.
A member of PDP NEC who pleaded for anonymity disclosed this to Daily Vendor Newspaper.
It is expected that the crisis involving the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike would take the front burner during the meeting.
Recall that the governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike had demanded the resignation of the National chairman of PDP as one of the conditions that must be fulfilled to resolve the post-presidential primary crisis rocking the opposition party.
The crisis ensued after Atiku defeated Wike in the presidential primary of the party.
Though a panel recommended Wike as Atiku’s running mate, the presidential candidate instead picked Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State as his running mate, to the displeasure of the Rivers governor and his supporters.
But the crisis in the party has taken a turn for the worse in the last few days with Ayu taking a swipe at Wike for demanding his removal from office.
Wike, in his response, also lampooned the party chairman, saying he would help him to lose the 2023 poll.
Asked if the NEC would deliberate on the calls for Ayu’s resignation, the NEC member stated, “The meeting has been slated for Thursday, September 8, 2022. We are not discussing any resignation issue, we have passed that stage.’’
When asked if the NEC would discuss Wike’s romance with leading All Progressives Congress members, the PDP chieftain said, “Wike’s romance with other parties is not an issue; he is still a party man. He has candidates vying for governorship, Senate, House of Representatives and other offices. What will he do with those people? He is going nowhere.’’