The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Iyorchia Ayu, has said children who didn’t known why the party was formed can’t be calling for his resignation.
Ayu stated this while speaking in an interview with BBC Hausa Service.
Recall that the camp of Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike called for Ayu’s resignation as one of the conditions to resolve the party’s post-presidential primaries crisis.
During the APC presidential primaries, former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar defeated Wike to clinch the party’s ticket presidential ticket for the 2023 election.
To the dismay of Wike and his supporters, Atiku picked Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State as his running mate ignoring the Rivers State governor.
Wike’s supporters have argued that it is unfair for the party’s chairman and its presidential flagbearer to hail from the same region.
Reacting to the call for him to resign, Ayu said those calling for his resignation were present when they struggled to form the party.
He added that he was not bothered by the call for his resignation.
“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,” he said.