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Why I won’t step down as PDP chair – Ayu

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PDP National Chairman, Dr Iyorchia Ayu

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Sen. Iyorchia Ayu, has given reasons why he won’t step down as the Party Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party.

During an interview on BBC Hausa on Wednesday, Ayu stated that he was duly elected as the Party Chairman and that he is yet to complete his tenure.

Ayu has been under pressure of late with calls for his resignation coming from different quarters amid the party’s internal crisis.

Premium Politics had reported how loyalists of the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, demanded that the PDP national chairman should step down as a precondition for resolving the rift with the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

However, while addressing the call for his resignation during the interview, Ayu said he is not bothered.

“I was voted as PDP chairman for a four-year tenure and I am 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,” he said.

“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 the PDP journey, we did not see these children. They are children who do not know why we established this party.

“We will not allow one person to come and destroy our party.”

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