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PDP crisis: Atiku gives conditions for Ayu’s resignation


Atiku Abubakar

The Peoples Democratic Party presidential standard-bearer, Atiku Abubakar said the resignation of the party’s national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu was achievable.

According to Vanguard, Atiku disclosed this when he met with PDP stalwarts in Ibadan, on Wednesday, following calls by the party’s bigwigs for Ayu’s resignation.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike had faulted the emergence of Atiku as the presidential flag bearer, Iyorchia Ayu, Chairman of the party, and Sen. Walid Jibrin, chairman of the Board of Trustees, all from the northern part of the country.

Wike accused the party of violating the principles of equity, fairness and balance, and asked that Ayu resign and allow a southerner to become the party’s chairman.

Addressing the issue, the chairman of the Board of Trustees, Sen. Walid Jibrin tendered his resignation letter, paving way for a former Senate President, Adolphus Wabara, (from South-East) to become the new BoT Chairman.

With Jibin’s resignation, Wike also insisted that the right thing must be done. He stated that Ayu must resign from his position.

Premium Politics had reported Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde wo receive Atiku and PDP’s stalwart today to the state-supported Wike’s call for Ayu’s resignation.

Reacting to Makinde’s statement, Atiku said that Ayu’s resignation is achievable through the constitution guiding the party.

Atiku said, “I have no problem about anywhere any party member comes from but it must be done in accordance to the party’s constitution or regulations and practices.

“What governor Seyi Makinde is calling for is achievable under the party’s Constitution under the party rules and regulations and procedures.

“This constitution must guide whatever changes we make, so that is why we cannot do anything outside that constitution unless it is amended.

“We do not say people should not have different views but all views must go through the party’s constitution, rules regulations and our practices”.

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