- Atiku Abubakar has given a condition for the resignation of Iyorchia Ayu, the PDP's national chairman
- During attended by PDP NWC members in Ibadan, Oyo state, Atiku noted that if Ayu must resign, it will have to be according to the party's constitution
- Atiku said this after Governor Seyi Makinde noted that the opposition party is in dire need to restructure itself ahead of the 2023 elections
Ibadan, Oyo - Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said that the call for Iyorchia Ayu's resignation is possible.
However, Atiku noted that if Ayu must resign, it must be done in line with the constitution and guidelines of the party.
The former vice president made it clear that he has no issue with whoever is making the call so long as it is done according to the set rule.
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“I have no problem about anywhere any party member comes from but it must be done in accordance to the party’s constitution or regulations and practices.
“What governor Seyi Makinde is calling for is achievable under the party’s Constitution under the party rules and regulations and procedures.
“This constitution must guide whatever changes we make, so that is why we cannot do anything outside that constitution unless it is amended.
“We do not say people should not have different views but all views must go through the party’s constitution, rules regulations and our practices."
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Ayu's plan was made public a few weeks after the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike and his supporters called for his resignation in order to end the brewing crisis between the governor and the PDP's 2023 presidential candidate.
However, many leaders including the Atiku Abubakar team have said that Ayu's resignation will jeopardise the PDP's chances of winning the forthcoming election.