Ayu, PDP National Chair Invites G5, others


The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dr Iyorchia Ayu, has called on the aggrieved members to forget the past and join the party ahead of the 2023 general election.

Ayu made the call at the party’s presidential rally in Osogbo, the Osun state capital, Wednesday, saying  aggrieved members should forget the past and rejoin the party.

Recall that five PDP governors led by Nyesom Wike of Rivers state want Ayu to be removed and replaced by a southerner to correct the imbalance of having a northern presidential candidate and northern national chairman.
The party, however, refused to grant their demand, saying Ayu will only vacate the seat if Atiku Abubakar wins in 2023.
Though the governors are not campaigning for Atiku, they have also resolved they would not leave the PDP

However Ayu noted that it was the unity of the party that made it defeat the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2022 governorship election in Osun state.

“It shows what unity can do and as a united people, you made it possible for the PDP to win this strategic state,” .

Ayu said the founding fathers of the PDP formed the party to be owned by ordinary people, not any individual, saying everybody in the party is important.

The PDP national chairman also expressed delight at the defection of the former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yusuf Lasun, to the PDP.

Lasun was the Labour Party’s governorship candidate in the 2022 Osun state election.

“I am happy that some people who are misled, who mistakenly left the party for one reason or the other are coming back today.

“I hope every other person will follow their example and come back to the PDP, because this is a party of hope, the party of the future.

“Whatever happens in the past, you should forget the past and reunite with every member because we have a big job ahead,” the PDP chairman said.


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