Peter Obi, Ike Ekweremadu and Gov Wike Absent as Atiku led the Charge for Ihedioha - THE NEW DAWN ONLINE

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Peter Obi, Ike Ekweremadu and Gov Wike Absent as Atiku led the Charge for Ihedioha


There are indications that all is not well within the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) at the key party leaders in the southeast and south-south have stayed away from the limelight in the ongoing protest over the Supreme Court ruling on ex-governor Ihedioha.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had earlier called on the Nigerians to protest against what they described as “threats to Democracy” at the 87th National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the party in Abuja. But surprisingly, some prominent political heavyweights in the Southeast/South-south PDP such as Mr. Peter Obi, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Gov. Wike, Gov. Umahi and Osita Chidoka were missing in action.

Ordinarily, one would have expected these PDP stalwarts to lead the charge in the protest of a perceived miscarriage of justice by the Supreme Court.

Their absence in the ongoing protest has further raised the question of the future of Chief Atiku in PDP. Will he be schemed out in the realignment that is bound to happen before the 2023 Presidential election? By staying out of the protest, what message are the stakeholders in PDP sending to Atiku and Ihedioha.

It is widely believed that Gov. Wike of Rivers State armed with the oil money from his state in a big player in the PDP. He was the one that installed Uche Secondus as the party Chairman and thus will decide the shape and direction of the part in the future. His silence and absence together with that of Peter Obi and other PDP stakeholders from the southeast in the ongoing protest is not a good sign for Atiku supporters.

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