The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Iyorchia Ayu has called those clamouring for his resignation, children who were not around when the party was formed.
Naija News understands the camp of Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike demanded Ayu’s resignation as one of the conditions that have to be fulfilled to resolve the post-presidential primaries crisis rocking the opposition party.
Atiku won the People Democratic Party (PDP) presidential primaries, while Wike emerged second, but the role played by some insiders in Atiku’s emergence as well as the subsequent selection of Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, as his running mate is said to have begun the crisis in the party.
Wike’s supporters argued that it is unfair for the party’s chairman and its presidential flag bearer to hail from the same region.
But speaking in an interview with BBC Hausa Service, Ayu said, he’s unbothered by those calling for his resignation, adding that they were nowhere to be found when they struggled to form the party.
“I was voted as PDP Chairman for a four-year tenure and I’m 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.”
“I didn’t commit any offense 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 PDP, these children were not around. They are children who do not know why we formed the party. We will not allow any individual to destabilize our party,” he said.