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PDP crisis: I was elected for 4-year tenure, I’ve not resign – Ayu insists

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senator Iyiochia Ayu has declared he has no intention of resigning from his position over the current crisis which has engulfed the party.

Ayu in a statement on Monday through his special assistant on communication and strategy, Simon Imobo-Tswam said that he intends to see out the four-year mandate given to him by the PDP.

He made the declaration amidst reports that the camp of Rivers State Governor, Nyseom Wike has demanded his resignation as part of the solutions to the crisis affecting the PDP.

The current crisis facing the PDP stems from the emergence of Atiku Abubakar as the party’s 2023 presidential candidate and the subsequent emergence of Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa as his running mate.

Amidst ongoing efforts to resolve the matters arising, Wike is alleged to have demanded Ayu’s resignation so the PDP national chairman and its presidential candidate would not be from the same region.

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But Ayu’s media aide on Monday tweeted that his principal intends to see out his mandate and has no intention of resigning.

The tweet reads: “The PDP National Chairman, Dr. Iyiochia Ayu, has not resigned and has no plan of resigning.

For clarity and emphasis, he was elected for a tenure of four years.”

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