The People’s Democratic Party leadership in Osun, Ondo and Ogun states disagrees with Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde over his call to remove Senator Iyorchia Ayu as the party’s national chairman.
Recall that Oyo state governor Seyi Makinde called for Ayu’s resignation on Wednesday during the South-West PDP stakeholder meeting with the party’s presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar.
“We need to resolve the issue in the face of Nigerians by asking the national chairman to resign so that the PDP in the southern part of the party will feel included in the highest hierarchy of the party,” the governor said. of the state of Oyo. .
In a statement from the party’s Osun State Caretaker Chairman, Dr. Akindele Adekunle, however, said no meeting was held by the Southwest PDP where they agreed on Ayu’s resignation.
Adekunle said: “The PDP leadership in Osun state wants to confirm that we are not part of an uprising against the national leadership of the PDP.”
In a similar vein, a statement by the party’s Ogun State chapter kicked out against Makinde’s statement at the South-West PDP event, describing his statement as “ill-timed and dangerous for the good of the party”.
The statement read in part: “Ogun PDP strongly urges that the sanctity of the party constitution cannot be slaughtered on the altar of narrow individual whims and whims.
“The party, at this crucial stage and time of its democratic existence, requires complete concentration to remain focused on its goal of saving and repositioning the country for prosperity and abundance.
“Therefore all forms of distraction must be thrown overboard for the common of all”
Meanwhile, the PDP’s secretary of state for publicity, Kennedy Peretei, has responded to Makinde’s statement, saying it aims to win in the polls.
The state read in part: “Against this background, Ondo State PDP fully aligns itself with the resolutions of the 97th meeting of the National Executive Committee that passed a confidence vote on Senator Iyorchia Ayu as national chairman of our major party.
“We unreservedly support our party’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who has the experience and capacity to lead Nigeria to the destination of our dreams.