Breaking! PDP Govs’ Forum Chair, Tambuwal Resigns

2023 Elections: PDP War Escalates As NEC Passes Vote of confidence In Ayu Amid Wike's Call For Resignation The war between the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Senator Iyorchie Ayu may escalate further as the party's  National Executive Council, NEC, on Thursday, passed a vote-of-confidence in the embattled chairman. This comes after the Board of Trustees, BoT, Chairman, Walid Jibrin, stepped down at the National Executive Council meeting held in Abuja. A motion for the vote of confidence in the PDP’s National Working Committee (NWC) was moved by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu. The vote was supported by a NEC member from Kwara State and presided over by the acting chairman of the PDP BoT, Adolphus Wabara. In reaction to the development, the 2023 presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, said the party is determined to resolve its disagreements. According to him, such disagreements as having rocked the party in recent times, are normal in a family. Furthermore, Atiku explained that the PDP has a constitution that guides the conduct of members and the party’s activities, adding that all disagreements must be resolved in tandem with the party’s rules and regulations. It would be recalled that 

As part of efforts toward resolving the lingering crisis that has rocked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in recent times, Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal has announced his resignation as the Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum.

This follows the earlier resignation of Senator Walid Jibrin as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT).

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Tambuwal announced his resignation at the ongoing Board of Trustees meeting in Abuja.

It would be recalled that the PDP has been rocked by crisis since the emergence of Atiku Abubakar as the Presidential Candidate of the party resulting in protests about the regional lopsidedness in the major opposition party.

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His opponent at the primary, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State had decried that it negates the principles of fairness for key positions in the party to be occupied by northerners.

Atiku the presidential candidate of the party, is from Adamawa (north-east); Iyorchia Ayu, national chairman of the party, is from Benue (north-central); and Jibrin hails from Nasarawa (north-central).

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Members of the party, especially those in the camp of Wike, governor of Rivers, have demanded the resignation of Ayu.

Consequently, Adolphus Wabara, former senate president, was named the new chairman of the BoT.

This has now been followed by the resignation of Tambuwal as the Chairman of the PDP Govs Forum.

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It is left to be seen if this will be enough to placate Gov Nyesom Wike.

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