The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has made it known that he is no longer bothered about the political impasse rocking the party which was triggered by Leadership structure.
Bring to mind that Nyesom Wike, the Rivers state governor and his Benue, Enugu, Abia and Oyo states allies, Samuel Ortom, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Okezie Ikpeazu, and Seyi Makinde, fell out with the party’s leadership structure and demanded for immediate swap of leadership positions between the Northern and Southern regions, starting with the party’s national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, giving up his position to a Southerner.
The five aggrieved governors have maintained that if their demands are not met, they would withhold their support for Atiku in 2023.
Stakeholders in the party have made efforts to restore unity in the party but their efforts proved abortive.
Addressing the issue in a recent interview with VOA Hausa, Atiku said that leadership swap in the party is currently impossible, therefore, he has moved on.
In his words,” We are yet to resolve the matter. But we have moved on, I don’t have any worries about that anymore.
“And at this junction, it is improper to talk about leadership change in the party while elections are fast approaching.”