Makinde demands Ayu’s resignation during meeting with Atiku


The governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has asked the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP),  Iyorchia Ayu to resign for peace to reign in the party.

Makinde made this demand at the South-West PDP stakeholders meeting with the presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

According to him, Ayu’s resignation will make the people of the South feel a sense of belonging in the party.

The call for Ayu’s resignation is on the grounds that him (the national chairman) and the presidential candidate of the party are from the same region.

There have been pressure, especially from the camp of Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers state calling for Ayu’s resignation.

Amid the calls for his resignation, the national executive committee (NEC) of the party recently passed a vote of confidence on him.

However, in his welcome address, Makinde described Atiku as “the incoming President of Nigeria in 2023.”

“The truth is that we do not have any issue either with our party or our candidate. If there are challenges they must be tabled.

“We are supposed to give hope to our people, we want them to listen to us.

“Our party wants to rescue Nigeria and our candidate is a unifier. He wants to restructure Nigeria,”

“Eight years of the All Progressives Congress have left us sharply divided. The issue is we must practice what we preach. If we want to unify Nigeria, we must unify the PDP first.

“If we want to restructure Nigeria, we must have the willingness to bring inclusivity to the PDP. Do we have the capacity? The answer is a resounding yes.

“The message from the south-west PDP is that the south-west is asking that the national working committee (NWC) of the PDP should be restructured.

“We are asking the National Chairman to step down so that the South will be fully included. That is the message.”

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