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PDP CRISIS: Atiku Abubakar Voices Out

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has broken the silence on the fresh crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The opposition party went into another round of crisis after the presidential candidate picked Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State as his running mate for the 2023 elections.

The acrimony generated by the emergence of Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as the vice-presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has continued to fester. 

The development has degenerated into a full-blown disagreement among party leaders with some calling for the ouster of the national chairman of the party, Dr Iyorchia Ayu.

Indication emerged that all was not well in the party which led to only two out of the 13 governors of the party is present when the National Working Committee (NWC) inaugurated the Osun governorship campaign council on Wednesday.

Commenting on the development, Atiku said efforts were being made to resolve the grievances of party members.

“The Peoples Democratic Party will remain united. Focus on our actions. We are taking action to address the feelings of all party members. The unity in our community is my priority. Our resolve to unify Nigeria starts in our party and moves to the community, then on to society.”

“Every Governor, Legislator, and other elected officials produced by our party, and party members and loyalists, are much loved and respected by me. When they speak, I listen. I do not only listen. Appropriate actions have been taken, are being taken, and will continue to be advanced,” he tweeted on Thursday.

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