The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Iyorchia Ayu has received a vote of confidence from the Party’s National Executive Council, which suggests that he will not be stepping down anytime soon.
Naija News reports that Ayu has been in the news for some weeks over a disagreement between him and the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike.
Speaking on Thursday during the NEC meeting, the chairman of the Board of Trustees, Sen. Walid Jibrin tendered his resignation letter, paving way for a former Senate President, Adolphus Wabara (from South-East) to become the new BoT Chairman.
In his speech, Minority Leader House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu, who moved the motion for the vote of confidence, appealed to all aggrieved members of the party to forgive one another no matter what had transpired in the past.
According to him, the party has won the 2023 election in the spiritual realm, the reason why the devil is attempting to divide them.
His words: “The devil knows we have won the 2023 election in the spiritual realm that is why the devil is trying to divide us.”
Finally, the council passed a vote of confidence in Ayu.
Wike Insists Ayu Resignation
Wike had faulted the emergence of Atiku as the presidential flag bearer, Iyorchia Ayu, Chairman of the party, and Sen. Walid Jibrin, chairman of the Board of Trustees, BoT, all from the northern part of the country.
Wike accused the party of violating the principles of equity, fairness and balance, noting that the laws guiding the party have been trampled upon.
He insisted that Ayu should honourably resign, and allow a southerner to become the party’s chairman.