Ayu urged other PDP stakeholders to work together ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
Iyorchia Ayu, embattled National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has bragged that the party will win the 2023 presidential election despite the opposition of the five disgruntled governors.
Ayu promised that the PDP’s crisis would be resolved before the presidential election.
The chairman said this in a statement released by his media aide, Simon Imobo-Tswam, urged other PDP stakeholders to work together ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
Ayu said, “So, at the moment, we are still talking. The cards are on the table and we are still appealing to every aggrieved stakeholder. Our opponent is the APC, and that is where our focus is.
“Yes, despite the opposition of the five governors, PDP will still win. Why do I say so? Elections are not going to be held tomorrow; we are still talking, the window is still open, and our message is that of diplomacy.
“With reconciliation, we are stronger. We may have issues at the party, but our eyes are on the ball. That is our focus, our opponents are not in PDP; they are outside PDP. They are APC.”
The G5 governors, which include Rivers State’s Nyesom Wike, Benue State’s Samuel Ortom, Oyo State’s Seyi Makinde, Abia State’s Okezie Ikpeazu, and Enugu State’s Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, have all called for Ayu’s resignation.
The governors, led by Wike, stated that the PDP’s National Chairman and the presidential nominee cannot be from the same region.
Following the election of Atiku Abubakar as the PDP’s presidential candidate, the Wike-led group became enraged with the party’s leadership.