The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has explained how aggrieved members can get the party’s National Chairman, Dr Iyorchia Ayu, to resign.
Atiku said Ayu’s resignation must be by the party’s constitution, rules, regulations and practices.
The former vice president stated this on Wednesday at the PDP Southwest stakeholders meeting held at the popular Theophilus Ogunlesi Hall, University Teaching Hospital, UCH, Ibadan.
Atiku said: “We cannot do anything outside our constitution except if it is amended. We cannot do anything unless the laws are amended.
“Ayu must go through our constitution, rules, regulations, and our practice, otherwise we cannot give the kind of leadership Nigerians want.
“It is possible, it is achievable, we have done it before and we have started doing it again.”
Governor Seyi Makinde Oyo state had earlier conveyed the region’s message to Atiku that Ayu must resign as national chairman to give room for fairness and equity.
Makinde said, “If we want to unify Nigeria, we must unify PDP first. If we want government of national unity, it must reflect in PDP.
“If we want to restructure in Nigeria, we must restructure PDP first.
“Our presidential candidate is from North-East, our National Chairman is from North Central, the Director General of Atiku campaign, Aminu Tambuwal, is from the North-West, so the PDP National Chairman should step down now for peace to reign.”