Saturday December 10, 2022 3:12 AM

PDP not a northern party, Ayu must go- Northern group

In the face of the hot crisis facing the People’s Democratic Party PDP at the moment, a group known as the Coalition of the Northern Nigeria Peoples Democratic Party Youth Movement, has demanded the resignation of the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Iyorchia Ayu immediately.

Speaking during a protest on Friday at the PDP office in Kaduna, the group made it clear that Ayu needs to abide by his pledge  and resign.

Speaking on behalf of the coalition, the publicity Secretary of the group, Mr. Shehu Isa-Dan’Inna, stated that the PDP is not a  northern party or for the south.

According to him, the PDP belongs to everyone and should be treated as such,. adding that the crisis may affect the fortune of the party.

He said, “The PDP is not a Northern Peoples Democratic Party nor Southern Peoples Democratic Party, we have to be just and united, to enable us to win at various levels in the coming 2023 general elections. If the PDP’s internal crisis persist, I do not think we will win the presidential election.

“For the PDP to project transparency as it had always done, the North should not hold about three key positions in the party.”

According to him, it is not proper for the PDP to hold both the positions of the presidential candidate and the national chairmanship .

He said, “About six governors are fighting one governor. In the south we have about four presidential aspirants cut across different parties which will reduce our votes, and the ruling party as well is strong in the south.

“Wike is also strong, we don’t want to divide our votes, that is why we are calling on Sen. Iyorchia Ayu to resign.

“It will be better for us to loose Ayu as the PDP Chairman and clinch the president seat, than to leave him and loose the presidency,” he added.

“If Ayu keeps to his promise, victory will surely be ours and Nigerians will smile again, the party leaders must act to salvage Nigerians, we don’t want to continue suffering,” he

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