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PDP Crisis: Ex-lawmakers Reveals Why Ayu Cannot Resign Now

Iyorchia Ayu, the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been called upon to resign, although certain former National Assembly members from the South-West have resisted these requests.

According to, Yemi Arokodare, the interim coordinator for the PDP South-West Forum of Former Parliamentarians, announced this in a statement on Sunday.

Former legislators claimed that Ayu’s departure will further exacerbate imbalance and instability within the PDP, which could have an impact on the party’s performance in the general elections in 2023.

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The forum was responding to a request made by the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, at a recent gathering of South-West stakeholders with Atiku Abubakar in Ibadan.


The Governor stated during the meeting that Ayu must quit for the party to proceed and that the PDP leadership position must be held by a person from the South West to demonstrate the region’s inclusion in the party’s procedures.

However, the ex-lawmakers contend that Ayu should be permitted to hold office until after the 2023 general elections since they will continue to support the National Chairman who is in hot water.

The event urged PDP members throughout the zone to put aside personal goals in favor of the party’s electoral triumph.

However, the lawmakers praised Atiku for his most recent meeting with party leaders in Ibadan and thanked Governor Makinde for serving as the event’s host.

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The statement partly read, “We wish to appeal to all the South-West leaders to tarry a bit on their request that the PDP National Chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, should step down as part of measures to address the lingering crisis in the party.

”The current crisis in the PDP may further cause imbalance and instability within the party if allowed to linger.


“While acknowledging the concerns raised by the PDP leaders and stakeholders at the meeting on the need to ensure fairness and equity in the party structure, we noted the merit for inclusiveness of South-West within the party but we plead that this should come after the election.”


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