The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Iyorchia Ayu, has said he will not resign as the party’s chairman despite pressure from the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike.
He said this during an interview with the BBC Hausa Service.
Ayu said PDP members and stakeholders elected him based on the laid down rules of the main opposition party.
Blueprint had reported that the Rivers state governor listed the resignation of the party chairman as part of his condition to support the presidential candidate of PDP, Atiku Abubakar.
But reacting during an interview with BBC Hausa, the national Chairman stated, “I was voted as PDP Chairman for a four-year tenure and I’m yet to complete a year. Atiku’s victory doesn’t affect the Chairman’s position. I won my election based on our party’s constitution.
“I didn’t commit any offence; I’m only reforming the party so I’m not bothered with all the noises. I know I’m doing my work and I didn’t steal any money so I see no reason for all these talks. When we started PDP, these children were not around. They are children who do not know why we formed the party. We will not allow any individual to destabilise our party.”