The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar is working effortlessly to gain the support of some aggrieved governors in the party.
Naija News had earlier reported that six governors under the party are against the presidential ambition of the former vice president.
A source that spoke with Sun on the crisis in PDP listed some of the governors who are unwilling to support Atiku as Nyesom Wike of Rivers State; Samuel Ortom of Benue State; Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State; Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and Ishaku Darius of Taraba and Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State.
The source stated that the governors may not dump PDP, but they are likely to sabotage the chances of the PDP from within.
He further stated, “The governors can’t and won’t defect. They understand that clearly. If they defect now, their candidates can’t win elections. Some of them are gunning for a second term. But they’ll sabotage Atiku the same way PDP governors sabotaged President Goodluck Johnathan in 2015.
“If you recall, many governors of the PDP, especially from the North, worked for the emergence of Buhari. They didn’t leave the PDP, but they sabotaged it from within. That’s what may play out in the case of Atiku.
“There is a consensus from Southern leaders that power should return to the region. And many PDP governors are close friends of the presidential candidate of the APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu. They will work for him. If that happens, hold Atiku and Ayu responsible.”
This article was originally published on Naija News