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PDP Crisis: Wike, Others Meet In Lagos, Announce New Faction

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A new faction called Integrity Group was officially formed on Sunday as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) crisis takes a new turn.

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The group is composed of aggrieved party stalwarts and five governors (G5) of the party who are up in arms against the national leadership since the fall out of the presidential primary election in May, where former vice president Atiku Abubakar emerged as a presidential candidate.

The G5, led by Rivers governor Nyesom Wike, who came second at the party’s primary, has been clamouring for the resignation of the PDP National Chairman, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, shortly after the party’s presidential ticket was won by a northerner, Atiku Abubakar.

Other governors in the group are Samuel Ortom of Benue, Seyi Makinde of Oyo, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu, and Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia.

The governors and some aggrieved party leaders are currently having a strategic meeting in Lagos, which may not be unconnected to the agitation for the removal of Mr. Ayu.

Addressing reporters before going into a closed-door meeting, Mr. Makinde said the Integrity Group remained the face behind the struggle within the PDP.

Mr. Makinde said: “We are here this morning to hold a meeting of the Integrity Group within our party, the PDP. We have been of the G5- that is, the five PDP governors. The G5 is all about the Integrity Group.

“You can see us, five serving governors, as the face of this struggle. Both the leaders and elders of the party that you see here are the people behind those faces.

“We are in the South-West to review the situation within our party, to review where we are, and to also look at what is going to happen in the coming elections,” he said.

Mr. Makinde noted that at the end of the deliberations, the group would fully brief the media on their stand on all the burning issues within the main opposition party.

“On behalf of our leaders and elders in the southwest, I want to welcome members of the Integrity Group and wish us well,” he said.

Other PDP leaders at the meeting are former governors,  Olusegun Mimiko (Ondo State), Ayo Fayose (Ekiti), Donald Duke (Cross River), Jonah Jang (Plateau), and former Deputy National Chairman of the PDP, Bode George.

Also present are former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke; Deputy National Chairman South of the PDP, Taofeek Arapaja; Senator Nasif Suleiman,  Nnena Ukeje, Cross River governorship candidate, Senator Sandy Onor, and Senator Mao Ohabunwa.

The party leaders have repeatedly maintained that Mr. Ayu must resign for the sake of fairness and justice so as to bring peace to the party.

The aggrieved group maintained the need for the South to produce the party’s national chairman after Mr. Abubakar because the party’s presidential flag-bearer for the  2023 general election is from the North.

Meanwhile, Kanyi Daily reported that Ayu had recently said Atiku will not waste his first six months as president.

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