Loyalists of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State have accused the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and the party’s National Chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu of causing disaffection in the camp of the Rivers governor.
According to the sources, Atiku and the PDP national chairman are not serious about finding a lasting solution to the crisis rocking the main opposition party.
Speaking to Vanguard, a source within the Wike’s camp accused both Atiku and Ayu of going behind Wike’s back to negotiate with individual members.
The governor’s ally said: “While we all submitted to Wike’s leadership and are negotiating as a group, the party’s presidential candidate and the national chairman went behind Wike to negotiate with individual members.
“Our principal is not selfish; he wants the good of all of us who stood behind him. Okay, is it now that Atiku and Ayu remember that they were political allies with Austin Okpara, Lee Maeba and the likes?
“These were men whose political visibility has virtually disappeared until Wike came and rehabilitated them. Now our two party leaders want to break our ranks.
“We are aware that they (Atiku) have already drawn a list of members of their campaign council without our input, let’s see how they intend to forge ahead without us.”