2023: Jonathan breaks silence on working with aggrieved PDP Governors against Atiku


Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, has insisted that the five Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors involved in the party’s crisis are not working for his cause.

Jonathan made this known on Friday in a statement signed by his special adviser, Ikechukwu Eze.

The five governors are Nyesom Wike (Rivers State), Seyi Makinde (Oyo State), Samuel Ortom (Benue State), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia State) and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu State).

They are all demanding the resignation of Iyorchia Ayu as PDP national chairman, who has insisted he will complete his tenure.

There had been recent reports which claimed that the five governors were fighting Jonathan’s cause.

“Those who insinuate that Dr. Jonathan is not happy with the PDP’s Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, because of whatever roles he played ahead of the 2015 elections forget that the former President actively campaigned for Atiku in 2019, attending the flag-off of his campaigns in Sokoto and subsequently participating in the campaigns in some states like Rivers and Bayelsa,” the statement read in part.

It added that Jonathan wishes “the PDP is able to resolve its internal crisis, unite all members and have a good showing in the forthcoming 2023 elections.”

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