Following the internecine crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the presidential candidate of the party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Wednesday said his party will emerge victorious in the 2023 election without the support of aggrieved chieftains of the party led by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State.
Atiku made this disclosure through Daniel Bwala, a spokesperson for his Campaign Council.
The aggrieved PDP governors, popularly referred to as the integrity group, are Wike, Samuel Ortom (Benue), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), and Seyi Makinde (Oyo).
The five governors and their loyalists in the party have not been attending the presidential campaign activities of the party, to demonstrate their resentment against the National Chairman of the PDP, Iyorchia Ayu to vacate his position for a Southerner.
The spokesperson undermine d the political relevance of the aggrieved party members.
“Our party is poised to win the election. Wike’s non-participation would affect a little bit of the margin.
“So, if we are supposed to win with nine million votes or eight million votes, that may reduce to six million votes or something like that. But this victory is destined by God,” Bwala said on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme.