According to reports, the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are set to clamp down on the G-5 governors with Abia state Governor Okezie Ikpeazu the first on the list, Vanguard.
The incumbent governor is set to come under attack in the next two weeks ahead of the Abia gubernatorial primary, an insider source said.
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The source quoted in the report said:
“There will be a governorship primary and it is only the national chairman and secretary that can write INEC, it is the Ayu-led NWC that has the constitutional responsibility to conduct this primary.
“Ikpeazu will be fighting the political battle of his life to handpick another successor because there are many interests within and outside Abia now at play.”
The insider further revealed that the party leadership and PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar will be interested in who wins the guber primary, making it difficult for Ikpeazu to pick his own aspirant.
Meanwhile, there are news going around that Ikpeazu and Atiku are in solid contention in making the new Abia gubernatorial candidate emerge from their respective camps.