The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Iyorchia Ayu, has said all those calling for his resignation are children that were not around when the party was formed.
Ayu stated this during an interview with BBC Hausa Service.
It would be recalled that the camp of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has called for Ayu’s resignation as one of the conditions for resolving the post-presidential primaries crisis rocking the opposition party.
Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar had defeated Wike in the presidential primaries of the party after which he picked Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta as his running mate to the dismay of Wike and his supporters.
The Rivers governor’s supporters have argued that it is unfair for the party’s chairman and its presidential flagbearer to hail from the same region.
Reacting, Ayu said those calling for his resignation were nowhere to be found when they struggled to form the party and that was not bothered.
He said, “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.”
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