VIDEO: PDP BoT reject requests from Wike’s supporters to remove Senator Ayu as PDP national Chairman
Sule Lamido, the former governor of Jigawa State, rejected the demand made by Governor Nyesom Wike’s supporters in River State for Senator Iyorcha Ayu, the party’s national chairman, to be fired.
According to previous report, some of Wike’s followers
had called for the removal of Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State from his positions as the party’s Governors’ Forum Chairman. The Rivers governor’s supporters demanded that the party’s leadership be restructured to include more Southerners, among other things.
They said that Northerners could not hold the offices of National Chairman,
Governors’ Forum Chairman, or Chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees. Lamido responded to the requests by saying that the call to have the party’s national chairman removed was needless.
The former governor of Jigawa claimed that Ayu was one of the PDP’s founding members who made sacrifices for the party’s growth. Lamido claimed that people calling for the Ayu’s removal are not accurately representing the history and tradition of the biggest opposition party.
Reporting some news that can cause stir and controversy is something you people find amusing.
To create a situation in order to sell your publications, that is what you guys in the press are doing. I tell you, in 1998, when everyone else was following Sani Abacha’s agenda for transformation, Iyorchia Ayu was one of the PDP’s founding fathers. There were nine of us and he was one of those nine but the only people who can be considered the originals are Iyorchia Ayu, Jerry Gana, myself, late Abubakar Rimi, late Solomon Lar, late Bola Ige, late Alex Ekwueme, and late Adamu Ciroma.
Three persons are still living today out of the nine that died.
As a result, even in memory of the deceased and in their honour, we should continue the PDP’s legacy. When you say Iyorchia Ayu needs to be removed, for the love of God, by whom? Where were you in 1998? Consequently, this need to be more than merely enjoyable.
For goodness sake, the PDP is a serious party. It is a very serious party.
You are not being fair to the party of history and legacy when you start to disgrace the party by demanding that, remove Mr. A, remove Mr. B., because stirring up controversy just leads to further tension and party division, neither of which are healthy for Nigeria.
As a result, when we talk, demand, and take action, we must be serious.
Lamido replied, One thing at a time, please. when asked about the DG that the Campaign planned to choose. You people always put us behind you, he continued. You simply seem to be asking hypothetical questions in an effort to elicit criticism. The party is being united by us.