It is observed that crisis might be looming in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the governor of Rivers state, and former vice president, Atiku Abubakar camps fight for the control of the party.
Wike’s control and the return of Atiku, others
Before the second coming of former Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, former Speaker House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Yakubu Dogara, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar and a host of others, to the PDP in 2018, the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, was to an extent in charge of the party’s structure. This was obvious during the Senator Ali Madu Sheriff and Senator Ahmed Makarfi PDP leadership tussle. It was also visible to all when the governor lambasted the entire Southwest in an effort to install his preferred candidate, Prince Uche Secondus, which successfully did.
However, the PDP presidential primary election turned the table against the Rivers state handler of the party. In the build-u to the primary there was a heat up argument between Wike whom the party National Working Committee (NWC) was loyal to and the Board of Trustees (BoT), headed by Senator Ali Walid Jibrin, who is allegedly doing the bidding of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar over the issue of venue for the party primary.