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PDP crisis: Despite repeated calls for resignation, Ayu junkets out of Nigeria

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Amidst calls for his resignation, the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Iyorchia Ayu is to embark on a medical trip to Europe on Wednesday.

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Nationnewslead report that a crisis emerged following, PDP presidential candidate, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar’s choice of Delta state Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as the running mate and the insistence of Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike’s group on the removal of the party’s national chairman, Senator Ayu.

They argued that a northerner is the presidential candidate, National Chairman and also the Chairman PDP Governors Forum is from the zone.

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Ayu in a statement by his Special Adviser Media and Communications, Simon Imobo-Tswam, Tuesday hands over to Deputy Chairman (North), Amb. Iliya Damagun in accordance with the PDP constitution.

The statement read in part “the PDP National Chairman, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, will leave Nigeria for Europe tomorrow (Wednesday).

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“Ayu will be out of the country for about two weeks.

“While away, the Deputy Chairman (North), Amb. Iliya Damagun, will act in his place.

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“Already, the National chairman has communicated the handover to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). He is expected back at month-end”.

A credible source that is close to the PDP National Chairman exclusively disclosed that the trip to Europe is for medical treatment.

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The source said, “it is not vacation and not official. But, a medical trip”.

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Osinbajo Was Approached To Play A Prominent Role In APC Campaign Team, He Declined — Ondo Lawmaker

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The ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) on Friday released the comprehensive list of their Presidential Campaign team, and in the list the name of the Vice President, His Excellency Prof Yemi Osinbajo was omitted as it could not be found.

However, a verifiable source who happens to be an Ondo State Lawmaker, Tomide Akinribido, who is a honorable member, Ondo State House Of Assembly and also a 2023 Candidate, Ondo West Constituency 1, released a statement via his twitter handle where he noted that Prof Yemi Osinbajo was approached to play a prominent role in the APC campaign team, especially among the Christian Community, he decided and stated that he cannot do such in good conscience.

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Quoting the Indo State Lawmaker, he said, “VP Osinbajo was approached to play a prominent role in the APC Campaign team, especially among the Christian Community, he declined and stated that he cannot do such in good conscience”.

Below is the screenshot of the original statement released by the Ondo State lawmaker via his twitter handle;

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Just In: Charly Boy, other Obidients shut down Abuja in one million man march+Video

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By Austin Ojomah

Music icon, Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy and other Obidients on Saturday shut down Abuja in a one million man march for Labour Party.

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Naijablitznews.com reports the one million man march took off from Asokoro heading towards Maraba in Abuja to drum support for Peter Obi and LP.

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HAPPENING NOW: Obidients take over Abuja major roads+ Video/Photos

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Youths on Saturday took over the major road warehousing Secretariat and National Assembly Complex in a trending video online.

Naijablitznews.com reports the youths and members of the Labour Party in a peaceful manner are approaching the Transcorp Hotel axis chanting Obi’s name.

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