PDP Crisis Deepens, As Ayu Snubs Resignation Threat

PDP Crisis Deepens, As Ayu Snubs Resignation Threat

— Says, I Was Elected For A Four Year Tenure

 By Udochukwu Samuel

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stakeholders in Nigeria who believe the current crisis rocking the political party will only be resolved if the National Chairman of the party, Senator Iyiochia Ayu, resigns his appointment, may have to wait for another three years or more.

This is because Ayu has stated that he has no plans to resign now as the party’s National Chair, reminding his opponents that he was elected for a four year tenure.

It has been reported that there has been pressure on Ayu to resign in line with an alleged agreement he entered into prior to his emergence to step down if the presidential candidate emerges from the north.

Based on this allegation, since the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar won the party’s presidential ticket with Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, coming second, Ayu’s opponents insist he must resign as agreed.

Governor Wike’s camp in particular has reportedly insisted on the resignation of Ayu as a major condition to support Atiku in the 2023 presidential poll.

But Ayu, according to a tweet by his Media Aide, Simon Imobo-Tswam, on Monday said he won’t resign.

The tweet reads: “The PDP National Chairman, Dr. Iyiochia Ayu, has not resigned and has no plan of resigning.

“For clarity and emphasis, he was elected for a tenure of four years.”

Given this development, observers say it may take time to resolve the current crisis in PDP.