The Aftermath of the People’s Democratic Party’s victory at the supreme Court on Wednesday may have kickstarted another fresh crisis in the party as governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, and his Ekiti State counterpart Ayodele Fayose have vowed to impose the National Chairman on the party and subsequently, the presidential candidate come 2019.
The duo, LeadersNG gathered, held a closed door meeting with Caretaker Committee Chairman, Ahmed Makarfi shortly after the Supreme Court judgement on how to strategize ahead of the Convention.
A Source close to the governor of Rivers state who preferred to remain anonymous told LeadersNG that the governor has instructed the state’s Commissioner of Finance to make funds available for the the preparation of the PDP National Convention.
The governor according to the source is also planning on hosting the convention in Port Harcourt in order to be easier for him and Ekiti state governor to manipulate the outcome of the convention.
LeadersNG further gathered that these moves by Fayose and wike have angered some party stalwarts, many of whom have have vowed to scuttle the plans of these governors.
LeadersNG also learned that Raymond Dokpesi who had contested for the Chairmanship of the party in the botched convention, Sule Lamido, Former governor of Jigawa state who has presidential ambition and Professor Jerry Gana, Chieftain of the party have decided to boycott the proposed Port-Harcourt convention.
You would recall that the governor of Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose, Nyesome Wike, Uche Secondus, Olisa Metuh had approached the former governor of Borno, Ali Modu Sheriff to become Chairman of the party after the expiration of the tenure of the former Chairman, Muazu Adamu which led to the PDP chairmanship crisis that was only resolved a year later.
Another source close to Senator Ali Modu Sheriff also told LeadersNG that the ousted Chairman is also planning a show down with the governors during the proposed convention.
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, LeadersNG gathered, is also angry with the party as many of the party stalwarts and particularly governor Nyesome Wike are frustrating his effort and those of other members that have left the party.
Some members of the BOT also confided in LeadersNG that many of these governors are the major problem of the party and that the lack of internal democracy is still the bane of the party.
An aide to Ayodele Fayose told LeadersNG that his principal and Nyesom Wike already have a presidential candidate.