The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has expressed confidence the leadership crisis rocking the party will soon be resolved.
Atiku Abubakar Says PDP Crisis Would Soon Be Resolved
The former vice-president made the assertion in response to Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike and his allies who are demanding the resignation of Iyorchia Ayu as the National Chairman of the party.
Atiku, who was represented by the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, spoke on Friday during the 35 years anniversary celebration of Akwa Ibom State.
He said the PDP will not be involved in “a war of attrition, adding that the crisis within the party is a political disagreement which will be resolved soon.
Daily Post quoted his saying: ”we are not involved or engaged in a war of attrition.
“It is a political disagreement and very soon all of that would be resolved and the PDP will continue to remain strong and grow until we win the election by the Grace of God come February 2023”.
The PDP has been embroiled in crisis since the conclusion of its presidential primaries in May after Wike lost to the former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, and subsequent picking of Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa as running mate.
Wike and his allies has given the resignation of the PDP National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, as one of the conditions that must be fulfilled to resolve the crisis rocking the party.
The ‘Ayu must go’ call championed by Wike is based on allegation of Northern dominance in top positions of the party with the presidential candidate, national chairman, chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) and chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum all coming from the North.
But Ayu has refused to resign, saying those calling for his resignation are ‘children’ who were nowhere to be found when they struggled to form the party.
Governor Wike recently led other leaders of the party to pull out of the presidential campaign council of the PDP following the refusal of Ayu to resign from the party.