The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Abubakar Atiku has given conditions for the resignation of the party’s national chairman, Senator Iyorcha Ayu.
Atiku made this disclosure on Wednesday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, during a meeting with the party stakeholders. According to him, Ayu’s resignation as chairman of the party is achievable if the party’s constitution is amended.
He explained that the process of resignation must be done in accordance with the party’s constitution, rules, regulations and practice.
TV360 recalls that there have been calls especially the camp of Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers State for Ayu to step down from his position on the grounds that the PDP presidential candidate and national chairman cannot be from the same region.
On Wednesday, the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde had also said the PDP chairman must resign.
Reacting to the request made by Makinde that Ayu should resign, Atiku siad he had no problem with the call, but insisited insisted that the resignation of Ayu is achievable if the party’s constitution is amended.
Atiku said: “We cannot do anything outside our constitution except if it is amended. We cannot do anything unless the laws are amended.
“The calls for the resignation of the national chairman or any national officer can only be achieved through the party’s constitution.
“Ayu must go through our constitution, rules, regulations, and our practice, otherwise we cannot give the kind of leadership Nigerians want.
“The party’s constitution can only be amended. It is possible.
“When I was the Vice President, we took over South West except for Lagos State. I don’t want us to lose focus, the focus is how to win the 2023 elections. I know that we are capable, we can do that”.