2019: Okowa’s PDP Faction To Establish New Party

Okowa flanked by his four colleagues
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Okowa flanked by his four colleagues
Okowa flanked by his four colleagues

Ahead of the 2019 general elections in the country, the faction of the Delta State Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson and the River State Governor, Wike Nyesom are on the way out of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to form a new political party.

As the frosty relationship in PDP becomes endless, there are plans by the governors on the platform to dump the party for Ali Modu Sheriff, it was gathered.

Ali Modu Sheriff was ousted as PDP chairman, but he is in court against leaders of the party.

The governors are believed to be wooing some other stakeholders in the party as well as politicians from across the country as the leadership crisis in the party has lingered since it lost the 2015 general elections.

However, the crisis persisted especially when the governors turned their backs on the former governor of Borno state with allegations that he is linked to the Boko Haram terrorism or that he has a plan to corner the party in favour of his presidential ambition in 2019.

An attempt to oust him has resulted in various court cases for and against the governors and the party.

Efforts by the Ahmed Makarfi committee to resolve the crisis has proven abortive so far.

It was learnt that though, the meeting to reconcile the warring factions of the party was ongoing, the governors may have adopted forming a new party as a better option to the crisis.

It also said the Sheriff faction is aware of this plan by the governors and is threatening to legally stop it.

“If the governors should try it, they will have serious issues to contend with in court. We will take them to court”, a source said.

Meanwhile, former Governor Gbenga Daniel of Ogun state has advised the two warring factions of the party to work together, adding that the road to victory does not have diversion.

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