Tayo Busayo, Abuja – The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Iyorchia Ayu, has said those calling for his resignation, as the party chairman, are babies who were not around when the party was formed.
Ayu spoke on Wednesday, during an interview with BBC Hausa Service.
Reacting to reported calls for his sack, over the lingering crisis in the PDP, Ayu said, “I was voted as PDP Chairman for a four-year tenure and I’m yet to complete a year. Atiku’s victory doesn’t affect the Chairman’s position. I won my election based on our party’s constitution.
“I didn’t commit any offence, I’m only reforming the party, so I’m not bothered with all the noises. I know I’m doing my work and I didn’t steal any money, so I see no reason for all these talks.
“When we started PDP, these children were not around. They are children who do not know why we formed the party. We will not allow any individual destabilise our party.”
DAILY COURIER earlier reported that the supporters of Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, had demanded for Ayu’s resignation as National chairman of the PDP.
It could be recalled that the emergence of Atiku Abubakar as the presidential flagbearer of the PDP and the subsequent nomination of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, as the vice presidential candidate, in the 2023 general elections, has deepened the crisis in the main opposition party.
They argued that it is unfair for the party’s Chairman and its presidential flagbearer to emerge from the same region. Both Atiku and Ayu, are from the Northern part of Nigeria.