The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Iyorchia Ayu, has been advised to fulfil his promise made when he was elected into office in 2021.
Naija News reports that the camp of the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has allegedly been calling for the resignation of Ayu as a condition for peace and to support the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar.
In an interview with BBC Hausa, Ayu described those plotting his removal as party chairman as children, stressing that he won’t resign from his position.
Speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Thursday, PDP chieftain, Adakole Ijogi advised Ayu to fulfil his promise to resign if a presidential candidate from the North emerges.
He said Ayu’s resignation will show that the party was built on fundamental principles of equity, fairness, justice and inclusion.
He said: “You have the presidential candidate that is fixed, that is Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. You now have the BoT chairman that is not fixed, that is flexible; that can leave or stay. We have the national chairman that can leave or stay. It depends on what the leadership of the party wants.
“They have to agree on what to give and from the feelers, we have gotten, they are requesting that the national chairman paves way for the chairmanship of the party to move south for equity, fairness, and justice, especially as we are going into the campaigns. This is not because there have been some internal wrangling and disagreement within some leaders of the party arising from the way the primaries went.
“I think the national leadership of the party is aware that the Peoples Democratic Party is not one individual and it is not the national chairman of the party that brought in the (presidential) candidate of the party.
“It is just a simple process to know that the party was built on certain fundamental principles of equity, fairness, justice, inclusion.
“The national chairman of the party, Iyorchia Ayu, promised he was going to resign if a (presidential) candidate of northern Nigerian extraction emerges.”
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