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Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in South West have joined the call for the National Chairman of the party, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, to step down for a southerner, to ensure inclusivity in the party.
Ayu was slated to commence a two-week trip overseas and had recently appealed to the acting Chairman of the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT), Adolphus Wabara, to help resolve the crisis in the party by reaching out to aggrieved members of the party.
Wabara emerged in a bid to resolve the lingering problems in the party after the PDP BoT Chair, Jibrin Walid resigned amid agitation by some southern caucus leaders of the party for the resignation of Ayu as chairman of the party.
Wike, who came second with 237 votes as the closest rival to Atiku who won the party’s presidential ticket by 371 votes.
In the words of Makinde, “If we want to unify Nigeria, we must unify the PDP first.
“If we want to restructure Nigeria, we must have the willingness to bring inclusivity to the PDP. Do we have the capacity? The answer is resounding yes.
Having established the premise for inclusivity, the governor called for the resignation of the National Chairman of the PDP, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, for the people of the South to feel a sense of belonging in the party.
Makinde and his Rivers State counterpart, Governor Nyesom Wike, have been calling for the resignation of the PDP National Chairman in a bid to see that all key positions in the party are not held by individuals from the North.
“The truth is that we do not have any issue either with our party or our candidate. If there are challenges they must be tabled.
“We are supposed to give hope to our people, we want them to listen to us. Our party wants to rescue Nigeria and our candidate is a unifier. He wants to restructure Nigeria.
“We are asking the National Chairman to step down so that the South will be fully included. That is the message,” Makinde maintained.can call us using the “Call Us Now” button on this site. Or Email your article or press release to us via: email@example.com and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @StreetReporters and Facebook at www.facebook.com/StreetReporters.ng to get our latest updates! ============================
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