A former National Auditor of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Raymond Nnaji, has described the protest by five governors on the platform of the party as “a game”.
According to Nnaji, the “game” the governors are playing is extremely dangerous, adding that if they pulled the party down, it would equally affect them individually.
Newsbreak.ng reports that governors Samuel Ortom (Benue), Nyesom Wike, (Rivers), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, (Enugu), Seyi Makinde, (Oyo), and Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia) on Sunday held a closed-door meeting in Enugu state.
Ugwuanyi received the visitors at the Akanu-Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, before leading them to the Government House, where the politicians met behind closed doors.
Sunday’s meeting was one of the several gatherings that Wike and his allies have had in recent weeks as they mount pressure on the PDP National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, to step down for a southerner.
Reacting to the latest meeting, Nnaji told Punch: “The governors have candidates they will put in office, otherwise they will have a problem.
“All these things they are doing is just a waste of time. If PDP fails in the national (election), all of them will fail. It will have a bandwagon effect; there is no way they can make changes now.
“Ugwuanyi, for instance, is the senatorial candidate for Enugu North, there is no way he can decide to go to another party or support another party now.”
Asked why the aggrieved governors are not supporting the PDP presidential candidate, Nnaji replied: “They are just playing games; that is the way I see it.
“They are looking for a way out of their problems because they have created problems thinking that they will make the changes but it is not working. So, if they pull the house down everybody will lose, including them.
“So, the meeting in Enugu is nothing but to play games. I believe they want to show that they are still intact.
“The party shouldn’t be afraid of their meeting. Let them continue to meet.”