Presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has insisted that his Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) is intact even with the resignation of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.
This follows news that Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has resigned as the South-South coordinator of his campaign.
Atiku’s Special Assistant, Public Communications, Phrank Shaibu, said: “The PCC is intact; there is no cause for alarm.”
Shaibu also insisted that Wike’s purported resignation was “speculative”.
It is understood that Wike is not comfortable with the way things are going in the campaign, especially lack of consultations of appropriate party leaders before vital decisions and appointments are made.
The PDP had in October named Senate President, Bukola Saraki, as Director-General of the Atiku Presidential Campaign Council, along with prominent leaders of the party as zonal coordinators.
Apart from the Senate President, Ayo Fayose, Aminu Tambuwal, Ibrahim Dankwambo, Samuel Ortom, Nyesom Wike and Dave Umahi were named as zonal coordinators.
While Governor Aminu Tambuwal was named as the Zonal Coordinator for NorthWest, Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo was appointed Zonal Coordinator for North-East, Governor Samuel Ortom for North-Central, Governor Dave Umahi for South-East, Nyesom Wike for South-South and former Governor Ayodele Fayose as Zonal Coordinator for the South-West.