The presidential applicant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, claimed neither he nor any one can drive Iyorchia Ayu to resign as chairman.
“If Dr. Ayu is to be taken off from place of work, it need to be accomplished in accordance with the regulations that set out the basis for these types of removing,” Atiku mentioned in a assertion.
“In any celebration, you will all remember that the pretty human body that is empowered by legislation to initiate this removing from office environment, has now passed a vote of confidence in him.”
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Atiku was reacting to the withdrawal of some party members, led by the governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, from his marketing campaign staff.
Their withdrawal was preceded by a prolonged conference from Tuesday evening until Wednesday morning in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State money.
The team mentioned they will not take part in Atiku’s marketing campaign activities unless Ayu resigns as PDP chairman.
Some of the attendees of the meeting are the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, who was named as the Vice Chairman (South) of the similar committee former governor of Ondo, Olusegun Mimiko and his counterpart in Ekiti, Ayo Fayose, among other folks.
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The trio was also section of the assembly in which the selection to withdraw from the campaign was manufactured in Port Harcourt.
Atiku said he was shocked by the news of the withdrawal of Wike and his allies, urging the aggrieved PDP members to rethink of their stance.
“The people today that resolved the push ought to have their good reasons for withdrawing from the Presidential Marketing campaign Council, and I will not speculate as to what individuals motives could be,” Atiku stated.
“Personally, I am very astonished with this withdrawal simply because, as I have been informed by officers of our party, apart from the Rivers State chapter of the PDP, all the remaining states of the federation submitted names of people who they desired included in the Presidential Campaign Council.
“On the calls for the resignation or elimination from business office of our national chairman, having said that, I will have to reiterate what I have mentioned ‘severally’ in general public and in personal the final decision for Dr. Iyorchia Ayu to resign from workplace is particular to Dr. Ayu and, neither I nor any one else can make that conclusion for him.
“As to the phone calls for the elimination of Dr. Ayu from business office, however, I will state that, as a dedicated democrat and organization believer in the rule of regulation and democratic tenets, and our party currently being one particular set up, structured and controlled by regulation and our constitution, it is my complete perception that every little thing that we do in our party ought to be accomplished in accordance with, and conformity to the law and our constitution.”