PDP NEC Passes Vote Of Confidence On Iyorchia Ayu
The NEC endorsed the National Working Committee (NWC) led by Ayu at its regular meeting in Abuja on Thursday, September 8, depite complaints by Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.
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’s camp has given Ayu’s resignation as one of the conditions that must be fulfilled to resolve the crisis rocking the major opposition party.
The ‘Ayu must go’ call championed by Wike is based on allegation of dominance of the North 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.
KanyiDaily had earlier reported that the BoT chairman, Walid Jibrin resign from his position on Thursday, September 8, to douse tension in the party.
Follwing Jibrin”s resignation, the former President of the Senate, Adolphus Wabara was appointed to replace him as the acting BoT Chairman of the PDP.
There are reports that Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal has also stepped aside from his position as Chairman of PDP governors forum.
Tambuwal has also been replaced by Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde who emerged as the new PDP Chairman of Governors Forum.
This is breaking news, more details will be updated as soon as it’s available.