- Iyorchia Ayu, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will not resign according to one of his aides
- Recall that there have been calls for Ayu to resign on the grounds that both he and the party’s presidential candidate cannot be from the same region
- Also, some members of the PDP in Delta recently held a protest at the party’s headquarters in Abuja, calling for Ayu’s resignation
Simon Imobo-Tswana, special adviser on media and communications to Iyorchia Ayu, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says his principal has no plan to resign from his position.
Imobo-Tswam said this in a statement issued on Monday.
There have been calls for Ayu to resign on the grounds that the party’s presidential candidate and the national chairman cannot be from the same region.
Also, some members of the PDP in Delta recently held a protest at the party’s headquarters in Abuja, calling for Ayu’s resignation over his alleged failure to comply with a court order on the PDP governorship primary in Delta state.
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Earlier on Monday, there were claims that the PDP national chairman had written a letter indicating his interest in resigning from his position.
However, according to Imobo-Tswam, there was no basis for the claim as Ayu isn’t planning to resign.
“We restate, therefore, that the PDP National Chairman has not resigned and has no plan of resigning. For clarity and emphasis, he was elected for a tenure of four years,” the statement reads.
“Sections 45 and 47 of the PDP Constitution are clear on the removal and/or resignation of the National Chairman. Those who don’t know this should get copies of the party’s Constitution for more information on the matter.
“PDP members and the general public are advised to ignore any story of such a phantom resignation.”
The media aide added that the reports claiming that Ayu had submitted his resignation letter to David Mark, former senate president, are “false, baseless, reckless, inaccurate and complete work of fiction”.
“If there is such a resignation, it exists only in the imagination of those who have made themselves available for hatchet jobs,” he said.