The Campaign Secretariat of the Presidential candidate of the People Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has disclosed the reason why the national chairman of the party, Iyorchia Ayu can’t be removed at this time.
The Campaign spokesman, Charles Aniagwu while speaking on Saturday on Arise TV, said the party was exploring better crisis resolution strategies to resolve the lingering crisis in the party and not focusing on removing Ayu.
According to Charles, in the party’s constitution, there is a hierarchy which selects the national chairman and the deputy from the same region, so even if the national chairman is removed, the deputy who’s also from the same region will take over, and nothing would be solved since they want someone from a different region.
Explaining the vote of confidence passed on Ayu, Aniagu said, “People may misinterpret it to mean calling the bluff of certain stakeholders but that is far from it because the party leadership examined the issues vis-a-vis the provisions of the party’s constitution as amended in 2017.”
He further explained that “When you look at that constitution, there are principal officers called the National Working Committee of the party led by the National Chairman and in the other hierarchy, the Deputy National Chairman who must also come from the same zone with the National Chairman is next in line.