Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers, and his allies leaving the party would be “political suicide,” according to Dele Momodu, a former PDP presidential candidate.
In an interview with GospelCable on Thursday, Momodu made this claim and said that Wike and his allies were free to quit the party in any case.
However, he went on to say that because “they have so much at stake,” the outcome will not be favorable for them.
Since Atiku Abubakar was chosen as the PDP’s presidential candidate in May, the party has been in disarray.
Many expected that Wike would be selected as the party’s vice-presidential candidate, but Atiku chose Ifeanyi Okowa, the governor of the Delta, as his running mate instead.
Seyi Makinde, the governor of Oyo, Samuel Ortom, the governor of Benue, and Jerry Gana, the former minister of communication are among the Rivers governor’s loyalists who are adamant that Iyorchia Ayu, the party’s national chairman, must step down in order for there to be peace in the party.
Wike’s allies declared on Wednesday that they would not support the PDP’s presidential campaign unless the party’s national chairman was ousted.
“I want to make another public plea for their help. They are free to go if they so want. No grown man can be prevented from making a choice, according to Momodu.
“It’s acceptable if they choose to support a candidate from a different party. However, in my honest opinion, doing so would be political death. Because there is so much at stake, that is the case.
Will Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde advise voters to support him instead of the PDP in the presidential election? That is not how it operates, Momodu added.