The Former Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar has replied the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike and other PDP Governors in his camp, saying that the National Party Chairman, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu won’t resign.
MOUTHPIECE NGR had earlier reported that Wike’s camp demanded that the current party chairman should resign.
The PDP presidential candidate encouraged the irate party chieftains to reconsider and go back to their original course of action in response to Wike and his supporters leaving the PDP Presidential Campaign Council.
In a statement released on Wednesday, Atiku said: “On the calls for the resignation or removal of our national chairman from office, however, I must reiterate what I have said numerous times in public and privately; the decision for Dr. Iyorchia Ayu to resign from office is personal to Dr. Ayu and, neither I nor anyone else can make that decision for him.
“As to the calls for the removal of Dr. Ayu from office, however, I will state that, as a committed democrat and firm believer in the rule of law and democratic tenets, and our party being one set up, organised and regulated by law and our constitution, it is my absolute belief that every thing that we do in our party must be done in accordance with, and conformity to, the law and our constitution.
“If Dr. Ayu is to be removed from office, it must be done in accordance with the laws that set out the basis for such removal. In any event, you will all recall that the very body that is empowered by law to initiate this removal from office, has already passed a vote of confidence in him”.