A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sani Uba has said that it is not the right time for the party’s national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, to step down.
HausaToday recalls that the governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike and his supporters had earlier announced that they would not be supporting the presidential campaign of the party flag bearer, Atiku Abubakar.
Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde, ex-Information Minister, Prof. Jerry Gana, Chief Bode George, and others were amongst those who withdrew from the presidential campaign after a meeting in Port Harcourt on Wednesday.
They said that their decision was hinged on the refusal of Ayu to resign from his position.
Sharing his thoughts on the development during an interview with Channels TV’s Seun Okinbaloye on Politics Today, Uba said although he didn’t condemn the call for the chairman’s removal, those who made the call were “asking for too much.”
He said, “I think it is not appropriate at this time. I am not saying the call is out of order but it is coming at a very wrong time. The timing for ‘Ayu must Go’ is not the correct timing. One, Ayu has been elected, he is even learning the ropes of running the party, understanding the issues of the party, and trying to move the party forward. There are two ways you can remove him; it is either you lay a complaint to the National Economic Council of our party and say he is guilty of certain offences, or he can resign by himself.’’
He added that those who were making the call for the removal of the party’s chairman were simply asking for too much at an inappropriate time and that heeding the call will negatively affect the PDP.