Wednesday September 14, 2022
The People’s Democratic Party PDP crisis seems endless with its Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar affirming that Iyochia Ayu may not resign as been demanded by some governors led by Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.
Abubakar made this affirmation during the party Southwest stakeholders meeting held in Ibadan.
Atiku noted that Ayu’s resignation must be done in accordance with the party constitution, rules, regulations and practice, adding that what Makinde was requesting is achievable if backed by the Constitution of the party.
“We cannot do anything outside our Constitution except it is amended. We cannot do anything unless the laws are amended, Ayu must go through our constitution, rules, regulations, and our practice, otherwise, we cannot give the kind of leadership Nigerians want.”
Atiku urged PDP not to allow the issue to derail them from winning the next elections, adding that “it is possible, it is achievable, we have done it before and we have started doing it.”
The PDP Deputy National Chairman (North), Umar Damagum, who spoke on Ayu’s behalf, urged members to commit themselves and work diligently for the PDP victory in 2023.
Earlier, the Oyo state Governor, Seyi Makinde insisted on the resignation of the National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Iyiocha Ayu adding that the stand of Southwest PDP is for the National Chairman of the party to step down to give room for fairness and equity.
“Our presidential candidate is from Northeast, our National Chairman is from North Central, the Director General of Atiku campaign, Aminu Tambuwa is from the Northwest, so the PDP National Chairman should step down.”