As the 2023 general election draws near, Iyorchia Ayu, the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said that those calling for his resignation are “children”.
Infopowerng reports that the camp of the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, is insisting on Ayu’s resignation as a condition for supporting Atiku Abubakar, presidential flag-bearer of the party.
However, speaking in a recent interview on BBC News Hausa, the Benue-born politician said he committed no offence to warrant being asked to step down.
“I was voted as PDP Chairman for a four-year tenure and I’m yet to complete a year. Atiku’s victory doesn’t affect the Chairman’s position. I won my election based on our party’s constitution,” he said.
“I didn’t commit any offense I’m only reforming the party so I’m not bothered with all the noises.
“I know I’m doing my work and I didn’t steal any money so I see no reason for all these talks.
“When we started PDP, these children were not around.
“They are children who do not know why we formed the party.
“We will not allow any individual to destabilise our party.”