Lagos PDP distances itself from Makinde’s calls for Ayu’s removal

Lagos state chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) said it had responded to the appeal of Oyo state governor Engr. Seyi Makinde, for removing the party’s national chairman, Dr. Iyorcha Ayu.

During the week when he welcomed PDP presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to Oyo state, Makinde demanded that Ayu resign from his post as the party’s national chairman so that a southerner would take the seat.

However, the party chapter praised Governor Makinde as the PDP leader in the Southwest, but was quick to point out that there had been “no previous meeting where such an agreement was reached with the leadership of the party in Lagos State where such a position had been agreed. “

Lagos PDP gave this position on Saturday in a release issued by its spokesman, Hon. Hakeem Amode, a copy of which was made available to journalists, just as it praised the party’s national leadership in their efforts to save the country from its current misery, which it said was inflicted on the people by the current All Progressives Congress (APC) ) – led government.

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While praising the national leadership, the party chapter expressed the belief that the PDP was the only political party that had survived since the beginning of the recent democratic dispensation due to its adherence to the constitution, the laws and regulations that guided its administration.

“The Lagos State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) waives this statement from calling for the removal of the party’s national chairman, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu.

“We believe that the People’s Democratic Party – PDP is the only political party that has survived since the beginning of the recent Democratic dispensation due to its adherence to the party’s constitution, laws and regulations governing the party’s governance.

“How much we thank His Excellency Engr. Seyi Makinde as our leader in the Southwest, but there have been no previous meetings where such an agreement has been reached with the leadership of the party in Lagos State where such a position has been agreed,” the party said.

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“The party leadership in Lagos will want to commend the national leadership of our major party PDP in their efforts to save the country from the current misery that the current government of APC has brought upon the people,” it added.

It pleaded with the party’s leadership in the zone to work together to bring the PDP back “to its glorious days governing the country’s southwestern region”, saying that the main focus should be on encouraging the swarming members to gather around the party’s “candidates vying for the positions of the House of Representatives, the House of Representatives, the Senate and the governorship and making sure they win elections.”

According to the party chapter, achieving this feat in the states of Ogun, Lagos, Ekiti, Ondo and Oyo, as demonstrated in the state of Osun, will undoubtedly reiterate the importance of Southwest in the affairs of PDP and further solidify it “for every position we can in due course take over the affairs of the national government of our great party.”

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Moreover, the PDP of Lagos claimed that given its position as the state at the heart of the upcoming elections, and hosting the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Southwestern leadership could not afford a divided house that would create an opportunity. for Tinubu’s victory, the 2023 general election is coming.

It added that a divided national leadership was also equally unhelpful to PDP’s noble cause of liberating the people of Lagos state, calling on “individuals who see the removal of the national chairman as a way of to resolve the ongoing internal crisis that has shattered the party. reconsider, respect the party’s constitution and see the need to form a solid viable alliance that can guarantee our party’s victory in the next general election.

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