Fresh facts are beginning to emerge on the former vice-presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Peter Obi’s ouster from the presidential race.
The PDP governors, in the fresh details available to Page3news.com.ng, were fingered in pushing out Mr Peter Obi from the party.
It was revealed that the Governors’ determination to determine who occupies the presidential ticket of the party was a major factor in successfully pushing out Peter Obi; a development that forced youth across the country to storm the PDP Secretariat in Abuja chanting ‘PDP Give us Peter Obi’. The video of the youth that stormed the PDP Secretariat has gone viral.
Reports have it that some governors elected on the platform of the party practically pushed him out of the PDP, after a high-wire game of intrigues, and conspiracy.
Obi, who was the vice-presidential candidate of the party in 2019, during which his South-East zone contributed more votes to the PDP than the North-East, the zone of the presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, was left with nothing after the power game, it was learned.
In 2019, with Obi on the ballot as running mate to Atiku, the PDP garnered 1,693,485 votes (75 per cent) from the five states of the South-East; and 1,255,357 votes (27.5 per cent) from the North-East.
A top player in the power game in the PDP disclosed that “Obi was hoping to emerge as the running mate to Atiku again since the PDP, from all indications, is not ready to cede the presidency to the South-East.
“However, most of the PDP governors said they will back Atiku if he makes one of them his running mate. This led to a highwire conspiracy against Obi in the PDP. So he had to look elsewhere to pursue his aspirations.”
Indeed, in his resignation letter to the National Chairman of the PDP, Dr Iyorchia Ayu, the former Anambra State governor said he was quitting the PDP because, the party had made it impossible for him to continue to contribute to nation-building on its platform.
He wrote: “I am writing to intimate you of my resignation from the Peoples Democratic Party, which was conveyed to the Chairman of Agulu Ward 2; Anaocha LGA, Anambra, effective Friday, 20 May, 2022. Consequently, I am by this letter informing you of my withdrawal from the PDP Presidential Primaries.
“It has been a great honour to contribute to nation-building efforts through our party. Unfortunately, recent developments within our party make it practically impossible to continue participating and making such constructive contributions.
“Our national challenges are deep-seated and require that we each make profound sacrifices towards rescuing our country. My commitment to rescuing Nigeria remains firm, even if the route differs.”