ELDERS from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the north of the country rose Friday after a meeting in Kaduna with a resolution to support Senator Iyorchia Ayu to continue as the party’s national chairman.
Some of the PDP members, especially in the south, have called for Ayu’s resignation to pave the way for a southern extraction chairman, as the party’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, comes from the north.
Following a stakeholder meeting in Kaduna on Friday, the chairman of the PDP elders’ group, Dr. Nasiru Aliyu Sadauki, that in order to give peace a chance, it was necessary for all stakeholders to shine their swords to advance and unite PDP ahead of the inauguration of the Atiku/Okowa Campaign Council.
According to the group, party leaders should face major issues such as the economic situation, insecurity, poverty, education crisis and other challenges that threaten Nigeria’s unity and cohesion, rather than deal with minor issues such as the impeachment of the chair.
“There are issues on the ground that leaders need to make sacrifices, provide solutions and help the public. No sensible party supporter will promote and seek Ayu’s exit at this time of expected cooperation, unity and understanding in the party.
“Nigerians are tired of such media arrogance by a certain group of political elites in the country. Let’s face problems and scold or ignore any political class that is more interested in apparent public sympathy rather than helping rebuild the nation.
“We are waking up daily to news of unpleasant happenings in the country, especially the killing, maiming and kidnapping of our fellow Nigerians, including women and children, which the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government has failed to put in the bud smothered.
“To our surprise, our party talks about ‘Ayu must go’ and ‘South will not agree’, issues that can be solved amicably behind the scenes.
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“PDP crisis is certainly a set-up intended to destroy any good and positive transformation of the Ayu-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.
“Those who are fanning the fires of division, cohesion and progress of PDP are doing so to create confusion that will allow Nigerians to reconsider the APC.
“We call on PDP supporters inside and outside the country to unite and lead the party under Dr. Iyorchia Ayu to collectively save and rebuild our country from the ruins of the APC.
“The inability of the APC-led government to solve the lingering problem of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) alone is enough to see the reason for all of us to work with the party leadership to ensure that APC will ship in 2023.
“However, we advise the Ayu-led National Executive Council (NEC) to take immediate action to unite the party before the start of the campaigns to ensure that we offer greater hope for Nigeria’s survival ahead of us.” to the elections of 2023.”
Atiku on a business trip to Europe
Meanwhile, the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has left the shores of Nigeria for a business trip to Europe. The media adviser to the former vice president, Mr. Paul Ibe, said in a statement Friday that his director would travel immediately after meeting with his running mate, Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, with the Pentecostal leadership. of Nigeria (PFN) in Lagos.
Ibe said: “Today’s trip is a follow-up to an earlier business trip from three weeks ago. “At the end of his European journey, the former vice president will also take the opportunity to visit his family in Dubai.”
He said that Atiku’s trip was for business and family purposes and not for medical matters, as is suggested in some quarters.