Lagos: The leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele has urged the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to ensure that he resolves the internal crisis within the party, which has pitched the G-5 Governors sympathetic to Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State against the party leadership, ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
Ayodele made the call in a statement signed by his Media Aide, Osho Oluwatosin. The clergyman warned the party against allowing the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, to leave the party as it may jeopardise its chances of winning the 2023 presidential election.He stated further that the presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar’s failure to reconcile with Wike will dent his victory in the election.
“PDP should not allow Wike to leave because if he leaves, the chances of the party in the presidential election will be jeopardized. What Wike is dragging can cause PDP so much that Atiku should try to adjust, and this is not about dominating.
“He should try and make peace work in the party. Only peace and the presence of some important people can give the party victory. Wike leaving PDP will dent the victory of Atiku because other important members of the party will leave with him, and it will make the election tougher for the party.‘’If PDP does not settle its crisis, the party will go into oblivion after 2023; Atiku should consult God, technocrats, and those that love him; otherwise, this Wike’s crisis can sink PDP.
“Although, Wike will also sink if he leaves the party and will not be given recognition. If PDP loses the election, he will be embarrassed. He and other governors planning to leave should seek divine direction than physical strength,” the statement read in part.