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2023: Ayu calls in government candidates, says party targeting 25 states

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), led by Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, has convened the party’s gubernatorial candidates at the national headquarters to address some of the challenges facing the party.

The meeting, Daily Trust gathered, was part of ongoing efforts to settle party members’ grievances with a view to presenting a common front in the 2023 general election.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Ayu admitted that “candidates came and expressed their concerns in their various states and briefed us on their efforts to win the elections.”

He said the elections will be won in the states and not just at the national level, adding: “I am very happy with the progress we have made so far in various states and some of the small issues that we have clarified and c It was an extremely useful meeting.

“We want to fire about 25 or more state governors, like we did before. The party atmosphere is excellent.

Speaking on the situation within the party, Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed said he was not aware of any meeting between Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, and members of other political parties.

Wike met APC presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in London, as well as the governors of Benue and Oyo states.

“We believe in the supremacy and the sanctity of the party, and he (Ayu) has already told you that the atmosphere is very excellent.

“Candidates are coming together, uniting the party to discuss, even reconciliation issues,” he said.