The division within the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) on whether or not the occasion Nationwide Chairman Dr Iyorchia Ayu ought to resign his place or not has additional polarised the occasion as these in assist of Ayu retaining his place mentioned his resignation would do extra hurt to the occasion.
Talking on the event, a chieftain of the occasion, and former lecturer within the division of political science College of Lagos, Dr Adetokunbo Pearse, mentioned Governor Nyesom Wike and everyone insisting on the resignation of Ayu because the nationwide chairman of the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) didn’t have the love of the occasion at coronary heart.
In keeping with the college don, if Ayu ought to resign, it might create extra downside for the occasion.
“I agree with those that mentioned Ayu mustn’t step down as a result of, if Ayu steps down, it is going to create extra downside for the occasion at this cut-off date, after we are preparing for an election; we shall be sending a unsuitable sign to occasion members and the citizens generally, that we aren’t steady, we don’t know what we’re doing, lots of people shall be indignant, so allow us to handle it as it’s now,” he mentioned.
On the declare that Ayu promised he would resign if a northerner emerged because the occasion’s presidential candidate, Dr. Pearse mentioned Ayu by no means mentioned he was going to step down, the way in which Wike and others had been placing it.
“What Ayu mentioned categorically was that, he would step down if the occasion mentioned he ought to step down.
“Whether it is in the perfect curiosity of the occasion for him to stepdown, he would stepdown. It’s the Nationwide Government Committee (NEC) that’s the highest authority within the occasion.
“If the NEC don’t need Ayu to stepdown, is it these individuals who now need Ayu to stepdown? If these folks have respect for the occasion, have respect for the steadiness of the occasion, they gained’t be saying Ayu ought to stepdown,” Dr Pearse mentioned.
Expressing a unique view, former Deputy Nationwide Publicity secretary of the occasion, Mr.Diran Odeyemi, mentioned for the occasion to retain Prof. Ayu as its chairman, then it’s taking a excessive danger which could value it victory on the polls.
“It’s a very unhappy improvement to the PDP, it’s a dangerous omen, if we’re counting losses, as an alternative of counting strikes made, the individuals who wish to disassociate themselves from Atiku Abubakar marketing campaign will not be simply extraordinary politicians, they’re succesful and skilled politicians, that will rock the boat of the PDP,” he mentioned.
He famous that, although 24 hours is a very long time in politics,the management of the occasion ought to rethink the stand of these calling for the resignation of Ayu.
“The occasion management ought to rethink their calls for, and meet their expectations in such a approach that Atiku marketing campaign can run easily with out leaving anyone behind.
“As it’s now, the occasion is working in direction of defeat, the occasion is taking a danger that doesn’t price taking by any aspirant or political occasion.
“The PDP ought to study from historical past, when 5 governors left the occasion, within the construct as much as the 2015 normal elections, we noticed the outcome and we can’t proceed to do the identical factor the identical approach and anticipate a unique outcome, the danger is simply too excessive,” Odeyemi defined.