The Peoples Democratic Party Coalition for Professional Groups and Peaceful Co-existence has expressed confidence that the PDP National Chairman, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, would lead the party to victory in 2023.
The National Coordinator, Muhammad Dan’auta, made this known during the pressure group’s meeting in Kaduna on Sunday.
Dan’auta said Ayu would bring the PDP out of its challenges and set the party on the road to victory.
”The reason for this ing was to find solutions to the current crises in the party, share ideas on how to promote unity, and promote peaceful coexistence in the north.
He said that Ayu deserved all the support from PDP leaders because of his previous records as a committed, hardworking, calm, and focused politician who has sacrificed for the party and the country.
“His calmness, faithfulness, perseverance, and focus will surely ensure unity in the party, drive PDP to victory, and work towards rebuilding the country for the good of all.
“He is a leader, pathfinder, and an icon of hope for many positive things to come for the country,” he said.
The national coordinator promised to work with great care to promote the PDP Presidential flagbearer, Mr Abubakar Atiku, and other candidates across the north-western states for the victory of the party.
He also expressed confidence in Abubakar’s ability to lead the country.
”We are confident that the Abubakar-led government if given the opportunity, will unite Nigerians to work for the greater good of the country.
“We are hopeful that Nigerians will trust Abubakar enough to give him the mandate by coming out en masse to vote for PDP and protect their votes.
“I urged Nigerians to be wary of desperate politicians with ethnic and religious tendencies that will divide the country and truncate our developing democracy and evolving peace,” he said.
He advised politicians and their supporters against use of vulgar language that will heat the polity.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that for months, the PDP G5 – Governors Samuel Ortom (Benue), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu) – have been consistent in their demand that Ayu step down as PDP national chairman as a precondition to campaign for Abubakar.
NAN reports that the G-5 is led by Gov. Wike.
The group emerged after the PDP presidential primary where Abubakar, defeated Wike and other aspirants in the race to emerge as the party’s presidential candidate.
They have been demanding the resignation of Ayu to pave the way for a southerner to lead the party in order to achieve a “regional balance”.
The governors’ argument is that Ayu and Atiku hail from northern Nigeria.
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