The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar has said that the resignation of the party’s national chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, is achievable.
Naija News reports that the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike and his supporters have demanded that Ayu must resign for peace to be restored to the party.
Ayu has however stated that he does not intend to leave his position as the party’s national chairman until his tenure is over.
Speaking on the crisis in the party during an interactive session with some leaders of PDP from the southwest zone in Ibadan on Wednesday, Atiku stated that Ayu’s resignation can only be possible if the party’s constitution is amended.
He said, “Only if the PDP constitution is amended.
“The calls for the resignation of the national chairman or any national officer can only be achieved through the party’s constitution.
“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”.
Present at the interactive session were Governors Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, Atiku’s running mate; Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto; Senator Ademola Adeleke; Soji Adagunodo; Chief Raymond Dokpesi; former governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu and his counterparts from Ondo, Olusegun Mimiko and Osun, Olagunsoye Oyinlola.
Others are; Eyitayo Jegede, Dino Melaye, Ladi Adebutu, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state, his deputy, Adebayo Lawal and Speaker of the state house of Assembly, Adebo Ogundoyin.