‘Ayu Is Gone’ – G5 Governors Push For National Convention, Wants S/West PDP Chairman

Members of the G-5 Governors within the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) have reportedly commenced strikes to exchange the embattled suspended Nationwide Chairman of the get together, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu.

Naija Information experiences that the G-5 Governors, who embody Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, Samuel Ortom of Benue, Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State and their chief, the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, labored in opposition to the Presidential candidate of the get together, Atiku Abubakar.

This led Ayu to droop those that labored in opposition to the get together brazenly on the just-concluded presidential election.

These suspended are former governors of Ekiti State and Katsina State, Ayodele Fayose and Ibrahim Shema, respectively, former senate president Anyim Pius Anyim, Prof Dennis Ityavyar, and Aslam Aliyu, whereas the PDP referred Ortom to the get together’s Nationwide Disciplinary Committee over alleged anti-party actions.

However in what seems to be like a retaliatory motion, the Igyorov ward additionally suspended Ayu over the identical allegation final week.

Ayu initially dismissed the suspension, however he later stepped apart for Umar Damagum, Deputy Nationwide Chairman (North), when the State Excessive Court docket in Makurdi stopped him from parading himself because the get together’s Nationwide Chairman.

The performing chairman shortly reversed among the suspensions imposed on key members by the Ayu-led NWC.

A supply near the Benue State authorities informed Day by day Publish on Saturday that the G-5 has proposed a nationwide conference to elect a brand new chairman.

In accordance with him, the group additionally knowledgeable the performing Nationwide Chairman of the plan to make sure Southwest will get the place.

He mentioned, “Ayu is gone. Plans are on high gear to carry a nationwide conference that may produce his successor. The reality is that Ayu is biting the fingers that fed him.

“If not for governor Ortom and Wike, who knew Ayu earlier than? Even inside the state he was not well-liked. They made him who he’s right this moment, however now he has turned in opposition to his helpers.

“He was busy suspending folks due to so-called anti-party actions whereas he was the one responsible. Even members of APC testified that he labored for them, so who ought to be suspended?

“Ayu destroyed the get together. Nigerians would have voted PDP throughout the presidential ballot if the get together had given its ticket to a Southerner.”

Talking on the disaster rocking the get together, a PDP chieftain, Aondoakaa Micheal, expressed optimism that the management disaster would quickly finish.

He informed the publication: “All we’d like proper now could be reconciliation amongst members. No matter occurred earlier than or throughout the election ought to be a factor of the previous.

“The get together must re-energize to sort out obstacles which will come sooner or later. Do not forget that some states have governorship elections this yr. We even have circumstances in court docket. We want unity to win.

“When Secondus was eliminated, heaven didn’t fall, so even when the identical factor occurs to Ayu, the get together will nonetheless transfer on, and if Ayu’s elimination will restore the misplaced glory of the get together, then why not.”






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