The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has again called for the resignation of the embattled National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Iyorchia Ayu.
Naija News reports that the spokesman of CUPP, Ikenga Ugochinyere, stated this in a statement on Friday. Recall Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers and four other aggrieved governors had insisted in Ayu’s resignation would make peace with the party. Speaking during a media chat on Friday, Wike noted that it was against justice and equity for the party’s national chairman and presidential candidate to come from the North.
He called on Ayu to respect his pledge before the primaries that he would step aside if a northerner emerged as the presidential candidate.
According to Ugochinyere, the bribery allegation against Ayu had presented a huge credibility problem for PDP, saying that the removal of the National chairman will restore the integrity of the PDP and unite the party.
The CUPP spokesman described Ayu as a man who is arrogant, divisive, abuses due process and unfit to remain in office.
He added that Ayu’s resignation will offer a new confidence in rebuilding the party, stressing that his removal was not negotiable.
Ugochinyere said that removing Ayu will bring equity in the party, adding that the candidates of PDP in the South were facing marginalisation. Speaking further, Ugochinyere disclosed that the CUPP leadership would meet with PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and Wike to present a working road path to final resolution of the crisis. He said: “The corruption and bribery allegation against Ayu have presented a huge credibility problem for PDP, the removal of Ayu will offer a new confidence in rebuilding the party. “I have times without number appealed to Ayu and the party’s national secretary, Anyanwu not to drag the image of the Party to the mud and cried at the briefing that PDP is facing a marketing challenges with Ayu still in office. “Ayu is a man who is arrogant, divisive, abuses due process and unfit to remain in office.”
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