PDP Crisis: Ex-Chairman BoT, Jibrin Was Forced Out Of Office – Olaka Speaks

Senator Nwogu disclosed this on Friday while featuring on the Arise TV Morning Show program.

Senator Olaka Nwogu, a prominent member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has talked about the crisis in the party.

He said Senator Walid Jibrin was hounded out of office as BoT chairman of the party against his will in order to sustain Iyorcha Ayu (PDP chairman) in office.

Senator Nwogu disclosed this on Friday while featuring on the Arise TV Morning Show program.

Recall that Jibrin had announced his resignation at a meeting of the PDP BoT at the party’s national secretariat, Abuja, on Thursday.

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In his replacement, former Senate President, Adophous Wabara, was appointed the new BoT chairman in a move aimed at appeasing the Governor Nyesom Wike’s camp, who were demanding inclusivity in the party’s hierarchy.

However, Senator Olaka has come out to say that Jibrin resigned against his own will, saying pressure was mounted on him to vacate the BoT chairmanship position.

“Firs of all, I found it sad that it got to a point that these people had to hound the BoT Chairman out of office. This is an old man whose office was clearly inconsequential and was not the issue.

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“But he has been hounded out just to create a picture as though an office has finally come to the South.

“He was practically hounded out of the office. He had no choice. The pressure that was put on him came from every quarter just to make sure Ayu is sustained in the office. And it’s sad,” he said.

The PDP has been embroiled in political crisis since after its presidential primary, with Governor Wike of Rivers State and Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate, at the centre of it.

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