Pressure Mounts For Resignation Of PPD Nat. Chairman As Ayu-Must-Go Protest Rocks PDP Headquarters
There is a reinforced pressure for the resignation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman, Senator Iyorcha Ayu.
The call took another dimension on Wednesday as “Ayu must go” protesters stormed the party national secretariat.
The protesters, which stormed the party national secretariat in their numbers, decried the high-handedness of the National Chairman over the court ruling in Delta state……Continue Reading
The protesters, which said that Ayu lacks the capacity to lead PDP to victory in 2023, added that the party’s National Chairman is a mole in PDP.
Recall that on July 7, 2022, a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja had disqualified the party’s governorship candidate for the 2023 election, Sheriff Oborevwori.
Justice Taiwo Taiwo had agreed with the plaintiff that Oborevwori ought not to be the candidate of the PDP for allegedly supplying false and forged documents to the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The judge subsequently directed INEC and the PDP to recognise the plaintiff, David Edevbie, as the candidate.
The leadership of the party led by Ayu had so far not effected this change, the reason why the protesters stormed the party’s national headquarters.
The protesters with the inscriptions; “Ayu lacks the capacity to lead PDP to
victory in 2023; Ayu wants to destroy PDP; Ayu is killing Delta PDP; Ayu NWC is biased; PDP is dying in Delta state; Ayu not wishing Delta PDP well and other inscriptions,” pointed out that Ayu is a mole in PDP.
The protesters under the aegis of “Concerned Delta for good governance,” said, “Ayu is a mole in the PDP to trade the party to APC in Delta.”
Speaking on behalf of the group, the group coordinator, Chris Anthony said, ” the Ayu-led National Working Committee (NWC) failed to comply, refused to forward the name of the expected candidate of the party to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
“Ayu lacks the capacity to lead. He should resign. He can’t manage the affairs of the party. He can’t obey rule of law.”
The protesters asked that if PDP cannot address a minor problem in a state chapter, how can it address the larger problem in the country.