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Wike and Co Withdraw from Atiku Campaign: The beginning of the end of PDP?

by Isiyaku Ahmed
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By Emmanuel Gandu

Memory lane

The unending perennial selfish attitude of the Nigerian politician is once again rearing its cancerous tumor head in the People’s Democratic Party, the once boastful Biggest Party in Africa.

This is reminiscent of the 2013 PDP special delegates convention at the Eagle Square in Abuja where Atiku Abubakar and Abubakar Baraje led a walkout of some Senators, 7 governors of Adamawa, Niger, and Jigawa,  including Olusola Saraki, Tambuwal, Kwankwaso, and Amaechi, and other notable northern PDP stalwarts on incumbent President Jonathan Goodluck.

This group later joined the APC.

They all contested for the presidential ticket of the APC in that year’s APC Primary election conducted in Lagos which Buhari emerged as the party presidential candidate.

That last-minute move made Jonathan lose the 2015 presidential election to Muhammadu Buhari.

Having lost out, this same group staged a return to the PDP, but Atiku who emerged as the flag bearer of the PDP failed to win the 2019 presidential election.

We are now in 2022 and Wike who had never for once defected to any other party but remained faithful to PDP is giving back to Atiku what Atiku did to Jonathan.


(1) Will Wike and his group shamelessly defect to the kleptomaniac APC where Amaechi is waiting to take his pound of flesh or the revolutionary Labour Party where the youthful OBIdients have sworn to retire their grandparent’s politicians permanently to oblivion.

(2) 2023 is fast around the corner. Will Wike and his group return to action in the PDP so as to win the election first before settling the Ayu-must-go imbroglio?

(3) What is the political future of the embattled, firebrand, unrelenting, unforgiving, and stubbornly opinionated Wike?

(4) Will Wike and his group drive the final nail in the coffin of the PDP?

Head or tail, Wike’s group, Atiku, and PDP are likely heading towards political suicide with no hope of a resurrection or purgatorial amnesty.

It, therefore, remains to be seen whether the Labour Party will make a bumper harvest from the PDP spillover the fallout, or the APC will enjoy a short-lived honeymoon from the unpredictable Kwankwasia.


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