PDP Crisis Takes New Dimension As Top Chieftains Consider Senator Iyorchia Ayu’s Replacement, Announces Region
The crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party has taken a new dimension with the national chairman in the mix
This is as Senator Iyorchia Ayu may have to quit his position as major stakeholders of the party are considering southwest candidates as his replacement
Meanwhile, the opposition party was engulfed in a crisis after Atiku Abubakar emerged as the party’s flagbearer for the 2023 election and his vice, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa
Major signs that the embattled Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, may bow to pressure on him to quit have emerged as party stakeholders have begun to consider some southwest candidates as his possible replacement.
According to The Guardian, sources within the PDP noted that though the issue is yet to be decided, some party leaders are pushing for a southwest person to replace Ayu.
The source noted further that the consensus opinion of members is that Ayu should go.
PDP crisis deepens as Atiku Abubakar and Governor Nyesom Wike are yet to settle their differences. Photo credit: PDP Governors in Action
Iyorchia Ayu’s possible replacement
He disclosed that party stalwarts are considering whether to empower the national vice chairman (south), Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja, to act as national chairman pending a mid-term convention or draft former governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, who is known to be an ally of Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike.
“When the various leadership caucuses meet in the coming week, a decision would be taken on the matter.
“But, for now, it is the general opinion of members that Ayu should go in the interest of the party.
“We have a tradition, so whether Arapaja is to act or somebody else would come in does not matter. We need to unite and move the party forward.”
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