Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the decision of some party stalwarts to pull away from his campaign.
Naija News recalls that a group of party chieftains led by the governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike had withdrawn participation in the presidential campaign committee of the party for the 2023 elections.
The group’s position was disclosed by a former Deputy National Chairman of the PDP, Olabode George, after hours of meeting, which started Tuesday evening and ended Wednesday morning.
Reacting to the move from the party members, Atiku said he was surprised by their withdrawal because apart from the Rivers chapter, all other states submitted names of people who they wanted in the Presidential Campaign Council.
In a statement on Wednesday, the former vice president reiterated that the national chairman of the party, Iyorchia Ayu will only be removed from his position if the law in the party allows it.
He said, “As a…