According to Barr Chijioke Agbo, a senior member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Iyorcha Ayu’s refusal to step down as the party’s national chairman in order to make room for a southerner expresses the sentiment of the majority of South East Africans. Wike is the governor of Rivers.
On Friday in Enugu, during the political program of the Enugu-based radio station Dream FM, Agbo announced this.
Agbo criticized the PDP’s deceit in treating the South-East region, warning that if it did not uphold its zoning principles, it might lose support in the area.
Adolphus Wabara being the BoT chairman, he added, won’t address the issue because it is a complex one.
According to Agbo, “There is no justice in having Atiku Abubakar, from the North, as the presidential candidate of PDP, and Iyocha Ayu, from the same North, as the party’s national chairman.
“The emergence of Adolphus Wabara as the BoT chairman of the PDP following the resignation of erstwhile BoT chair Walid Jibrin is a window dressing. It is a cosmetic approach. Wabara’s emergence won’t solve the problem.
“That is why Wike has been agitating for equity and fairness. The party also accepted that if a northerner emerges the presidential candidate of the party Ayu will resign. What is he still doing?”
Following Walid Jibrin’s departure, Wabara, a former Senate president, was named head of the PDP Board of Trustees on Thursday.
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