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PDP Postpones NEC Meeting To Save Iyorchia Ayu’s Job

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is said to have delayed its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting to save the occupation of its National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, Daily Independent learnt on Monday.

The party deferred the gatherings of all individuals from the PDP public assembly and NEC prior booked for Wednesday, August 10, and Thursday, August 11, 2022.

Lead representative Nyesom Wike of Rivers State’s camp has requested that Ayu leave as the party’s administrator, particularly following his job during the official primaries of the party.

The interest was among the circumstances given by Wike, who is as yet supposed to be oppressed over Atiku’s refusal to pick him as a running mate.

As of now, Wike and Atiku have started gathering with the end goal of guaranteeing that a trade off is arrived at before the initiation of missions one month from now.

Once more, some South-West PDP stalwarts are likewise exhausting Ayu’s exit as a condition to help the party.

Previous Deputy National Chairman of the PDP, Chief Bode George, had said Ayu should leave promptly in the soul of decency.

George, who said he was talking as a public chief and not for the South-West, said there was a requirement for the locale to be given a feeling of having a place as every one of the critical situations in the party were being involved by Northerners.

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“Ayu necessities to leave as director quickly while the South-West gets the situation in the soul of decency.

I can’t lobby for the party in the South-West in an air where there is no reasonableness.

Everything that will I say to our kin?” George inquired. George said the PDP could pick an interval director from the South-West only with the end goal of decency.

He contended that declining to think about Nigeria’s variety would make the PDP no better than the APC which is pushing a Muslim/Muslim ticket.

“NEC can name an acting executive from the South-West to provide the locale with a feeling of having a place.

Ayu vowed to leave office once the PDP produces a northern official up-and-comer. For decency, he wants to step down right away”, he had said on Sunday.

Addressing Daily Independent on Monday, a PDP NWC source said that the gatherings were deferred to hinder strain in the party that could propel move to eliminate the party’s public director.

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The source additionally uncovered that a few individuals from the National Working Committee (NWC) and BoT had prompted that the gatherings ought to be delayed to keep away from the evacuation of the executive.

“Dr. Iyorchia Ayu’s job in this entire emergency displayed from the very beginning the predisposition he has against Governor Nyesom Wike. I can let you that know if the NEC holds, Ayu will be history, since pressure is still high.

Thus, a few of us prompted that the gatherings ought to be delayed till strain decreases.” Some other PDP stalwarts validated him.

Despite the fact that the party said it deferred its NEC meeting before booked to hang on Wednesday and Thursday, because of unexpected conditions, a source said that the gathering can’t be held without the official competitor and numerous others.

The assertion endorsed by the party’s National Secretary, Sen. Samuel Anyanwu, read, “This is to illuminate all individuals from the PDP National Caucus and National Executive Committee that the gatherings of the two bodies prior planned for Wednesday, August 10, and Thursday, August 11, 2022, separately, have been delayed.

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“The deferment is because of unexpected conditions. Another date will be reported at the appointed time.

All burdens are profoundly lamented.” It was, nonetheless, accumulated through a source that the shortfall of Atiku and furthermore party pioneers, who may not be available at the gathering as a result of different commitment, likewise educated the delay.

The source, who revealed that the party had needed to utilize the chance of the gatherings to resolve issues upsetting the party, added that “everything is good to go, we need to delay the gatherings in light of the fact that the official applicant isn’t anywhere near.

“This is the primary NEC meeting we are holding after our primaries and we want the participation, everything being equal.

“We had our BoT, last week, and we figured we could follow it up with public gathering and NEC meeting.

However, we can’t have these gatherings without the official up-and-comer and numerous others. “So we have chosen to delay it for around fourteen days.”

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