Abubakar Atiku, the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) nominee for president in the next 2023 election, asserted that the resignation of Senator Iyorchia Ayu, the party’s national chairman, was a realisable goal.
This revelation was made by Atiku on Wednesday, September 14, in Ibadan during a discussion with a few PDP leaders from the southwest zone.
Present at the interactive session were Governors Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, Atiku’s running mate, Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto, Senator Ademola Adeleke, Soji Adagunodo, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, former governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu and his counterparts from Ondo, Olusegun Mimiko and Osun, Olagunsoye Oyinlola.
Others are; Eyitayo Jegede, Dino Melaye, Ladi Adebutu, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state, his deputy, Adebayo Lawal and Speaker of the state house of Assembly, Adebo Ogundoyin.
Some leaders of the party had called for the resignation of the national chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu.
Atiku while reacting to the request made by Makinde that Ayu should resign, insisted that the resignation of Ayu is achievable if the party’s constitution is amended.
Only if the PDP constitution is amended.
The calls for the resignation of the national chairman or any national officer can only be achieved through the party’s constitution.
The party’s constitution can only be amended. It is possible.
When I was the Vice President, we took over South West except for Lagos State. I don’t want us to lose focus, the focus is how to win the 2023 elections. I know that we are capable, we can do that.