Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike has alleged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar are arrogant because someone in the presidency is backing them.
Wike said the National Chairman of the party, Iyorchia Ayu, had refused to honour his promise to resign and yield his position to the South because he was banking on the presidential backing.*
But the Governor reminded them that the same forces at the Presidency promised someone the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) but failed to deliver it.
The Governor said in due time he would reveal the identity of the person at the Presidency backing Atiku and the PDP.
Meanwhile, a source within the party had earlier disclosed that candidate wants Mr Ayu to leave so that he could have a peaceful party to go to the election.
Atiku was asked to unify the party by taking decisions and also acting to aid the southerners in the issue of inclusion.
As at the time of filling this report, Only the party BoT chairman, Walid Jibrin and the PDP Governor’s Forum, Aminu Tambuwal have resigned.