WIKE-ATIKU FEUD: What PDP Must Do – Ahmed
The Governor of River state, Nyesom Wike and his team on Wednesday pulled out of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Council because the chairman of the party has refuse to resign.
Nyesom and his team’s reason for the call to resign is that, since the presidential candidate of the party is from the North, it will be fair for the party chairman to come from the South.
The team members includes; Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, former Governors of Cross River and Ekiti States, Donald Duke and Ayo Fayose, amongst others.
A political analyst and economist Ahmed Isah said; to be able to predict the outcome of the 2023 general elections, there is need to consider the strength of different political parties interms of their party members in elective positions.
What is killing Nigeria is, bringing Religion and tribalism in politics. We need each other as an entity. Both the North and the South needs each other.
Isah added that it is sad to note that politicians use religion and tribe to get votes from the electorates.
Isah also said that, the National working committee of the PDP, the major opposition party has failed in their duty to get to the root of the matter and resolve it once and for all.
He added that Wike is strong politically and he has the financial muscle, he also controls the party in the South – South. South-South is a major geopolitical zone that will contribute to the winning of the election both APC and PDP.
Wike is not someone to be joked with. the party has to try all possible means to look into his interest. Politics is all about interest as we all know, no permanent friends or enemies in politics, Isah said.
For PDP to go a long way to win the next year general election, the crises between Wike and Atiku must be resolved. All loopholes of the party must be amended in order not to allow other political parties to levarage on them.
Other political parties will try to persuade other politicians having issues in their parties to come in for their interests to be protected.
That is exactly what the APC will do in Wike case. As we can see, APC is willing to share their interest with the River state Governor. Its either he defects to APC or remain in PDP and work for APC.