The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leadership in Osun, Ondo and Ogun States have disagreed with Seyi Makinde the Governor of Oyo State over his call for the resignation of the National Chairman of the Party, Senator Iyorchia Ayu.
CEOAFRICA had reported that on Wednesday Makinde during the South-West Stakeholders’ meeting held in Ibadan called for the resignation of Ayu as the party National Chairman.
He said; “We must resolve the issue on the face of Nigerians, by asking the National Chairman to step down, so that the PDP in the Southern part of the party will feel included in the top hierarchy of the party.’’
However, the Osun State Caretaker Chairman of the party, Dr Akindele Adekunle in a statement clarified that no meeting was held by the South-West PDP where it was agreed to call for Ayo’s removal.
He said; “The leadership of the PDP in Osun State wishes to affirm that we are not part of any revolt against the National leadership of the PDP.”
The Ogun State chapter also opposed Makinde’s statement at the meeting describing it as ‘ill-timed and dangerous for the well-being of the party.
“Ogun PDP strongly insists that the sanctity of the party constitution cannot be slaughtered on the altar of narrow individual whims and caprice.’’
“The party, at this crucial stage and time of its democratic existence, requires full concentration to remain focused on its goal of rescuing and repositioning the country for prosperity and abundance.’’
“Therefore, all forms of distractions should be jettisoned for the common of all”
Furthermore, the Ondo State PDP Publicity Secretary, Kennedy Peretei in a statement discredited Makinde’s statement emphasizing that the Chapter is focused on victory at the polls.
“Against this background, Ondo State PDP aligns itself completely with the 97th National Executive Committee meeting resolutions which passed a vote of confidence on Senator Iyorchia Ayu as National Chairman of our great party.’’
“We unconditionally support the presidential candidate of our party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar who possesses the experience and capacity to lead Nigeria to the destination of our dreams.’’