There is a leadership tussle brewing between the governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike.
Wike backs the return of Anyanwu as PDP national secretary.
Photo credit: Nyesom Ezenwo Wike – CON, GSSRS, Senator Samuel Nnaemeka AnyanwuSource: Facebook
Anyanwu planned to return as PDP national secretary of the party
Reports have it that PDP governors are not in support of the planned return of Senator Samuel Anyanwu as national secretary of the party.
Anyanwu was defeated at the just concluded Imo state governorship election on Saturday, November 11.
A former national youth leader of the PDP, Sunday Udeh Okoye was nominated by the southeast to succeed Anyanwu, but the power tussle did not allow him to assume office.
Wike backs Anyanwu’s return, PDP govs oppose it
Anyanwu returned after his governorship loss and presented the PDP NWC with a court order directing him to resume his office as national secretary.
However, the intervention of the governors stalled his return, a source close to the PDP governors disclosed that Anyanwu was stopped to avoid Wike assuming absolute control of the party’s leadership, ThisDay reported.
Reacting, the acting national chairman of PDP, Ambassador Illya Damagum, said that Anyanwu would not assume office till the conflicting court orders are resolved.
But Wike disagreed and openly tongue-lashed at the PDP’s BoT, insisting they do not have the authority to declare who could occupy the office of national secretary of the party, The Cable reported.
Imo poll: Uzodimma shares details on how he defeated PDP’s Anyanwu, others
Meanwhile, AmbaJay reported earlier that Governor Hope Uzodimma shared an update regarding his victory in the Saturday, November 11, governorship election.
The Imo state government on Monday, November 13, said Uzodimma won because there was no crisis in the APC before and during the poll.
He blamed the electoral loss of the Labour Party (LP) and the PDP in the just concluded governorship elections on the “internal wrangling”.
Atiku can get Wike fired
Daniel Bwala boasted that his principal, Atiku, could call President Tinubu to sack the minister of the FCT, Nyesom Wike.
Bwala said President Tinubu values and respects Atiku.
Additionally, Bwala claimed that the PDP would soon expel Wike from the PDP due to his alleged constant violation of the statutory provision of the party.