BREAKING: PDP NEC Ignores Call for Southern Chairmanship, Passes Vote-of-Confidence in Ayu

BREAKING: PDP NEC Ignores Call for Southern Chairmanship, Passes Vote-of-Confidence in Ayu

  • The national chairman of the PDP, Iyorchia Ayu, has received a vote of confidence from the national executive council (NEC) of the party
  • Ayu received the boost amid calls for his resignation by the southern caucus of the party, led by the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike
  • The caucus has argued that for fairness and justice, the north should not hold the party's presidential ticket at the same time be the national chairman of the party

FCT, Abuja - The National Executive Council of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has passed a vote of confidence in Senator Iyorchia Ayu, the party's national chairman.

This decision suggested that the embattling chairman will not be stepping down any time soon, The Punch reported.

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This is coming as the call for the chairman to step down from the majority of southern leaders of the party, led by the Rivers state Nyesom Wike.

Why did PDP NEC pass vote of confidence in Ayu?

To pacify the party's southern caucus, the BoT chairman, Walid Jibrin, stepped down for the southerner to take over from him.

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However, this decision has been rejected by the Rivers state governor, who disclosed that the party's presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, told him in person that Ayu would resign.

Wike stressed that Atiku affirmed his position that the north cannot hold the party's presidential ticket and still hold the chairmanship's position.

While calling Atiku and Ayu to honour the gentleman's agreement with the trio, he vowed that “this fight we will fight it to the end.”

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BREAKING: Wike finally discloses his agreement with Atiku, Ayu, says “this fight we will fight it to the end”

Legit.ng earlier reported that the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has revealed that he and PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar had a gentleman agreement that the national chairman of the PDP, Iyorchia Ayu, will resign immediately after the primary since he won.

Wike noted that the resignation of the BoT chairman of the PDP, Walid Jibrin, will not stop his demand for the resignation of Ayu.

The governor, while rejecting the resignation of Jibrin, insisted that since the north has got the presidential ticket, they should not hold on to the position of the national chairman.

Source: Legit.ng

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