The Peoples Democratic Party Chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, may not be stepping down any time soon as the party’s National Executive Council on Thursday passed a vote-of-confidence on him.
The minority leader of the House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu, moved the motion for the vote of confidence on the PDP’s National Working Committee (NWC) at the BoT and NEC meeting of the party which was held in Abuja on Thursday.
After Ndudi moved the motion, a NEC member from Kwara State supported the motion.
The meeting was presided over by the acting chairman of the PDP BoT, Adolphus Wabara.
The development is coming amid calls by the southern caucus of the PDP for Ayu to step down for a southerner.
With the vote-of-confidence, it means Ayu will continue as the chairman of the party.
Meanwhile, the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the development.
According to him, the party is determined to resolve its disagreements.
He said the disagreements rocking the party in recent times were normal in a family.
Further saying that the PDP is the oldest party in Nigeria and has stood the test of time, Atiku explained that the party has a constitution that guides the conduct of members and the party’s activities.
He added that all disagreements must be resolved in tandem with the party’s rules and regulations.