The Peoples Democratic Party National Chairman, Iyiochia Ayu on Monday refuted claims that he has resigned his opposition, saying that he has no plan to do such either.
The PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and aggrieved party members sympathetic to Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike to see how they can resolve the crisis rocking the party since Atiku picked Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa ahead of Wike.
Consequently, there has been growing tension in the party that Ayu may be dropped as the party chairman to placate Wike and his group, who are insisting that the North cannot be the presidential candidate as well as the chairman of the party.
However, a tweet by Ayu’s Media Aide, Simon Imobo-Tswam, on Monday said, “The PDP National Chairman, Dr. Iyiochia Ayu, has not resigned and has no plan of resigning.
“For clarity and emphasis, he was elected for a tenure of four years.”
This is coming as an elder statesman and one of the founding members of the PDP, Senator Anietie Okon has said that the only solution to the crisis in the PDP is to allow Wike to become the national chairman of the party,
Okon who spoke in an interview in Uyo said, “The PDP should give governor Wike national Chairman position to placate him. That is the only solution to the crisis in the party. I know Wike has the capacity, he has what it takes to strengthen the party ahead of the 2023 elections.”