The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has passed a vote of confidence in the National Chairman of the party, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, suggesting that the party chairman will not be stepping down any time soon.
Ayu has been on the news over disagreement between him and the Rivers state governor, Barr. Nyesom Wike.
Wike had faulted the emergence of Atiku Abubakar as the party’s presidential candidate, Iyorchia Ayu, Chairman of the party, and Sen. Walid Jibrin, chairman of the Board of Trustees, BoT, all from the northern part of the country.
The Rivers Governor accused the party of violating the principles of equity, fairness and balance, noting that the laws guiding the party has been trampled upon.
He insisted that Ayu should honorably do the right thing (resign), and allow a southerner become the party’s chairman.
But, at the ongoing PDP National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Abuja, the party further reposed its confidence in Ayu via a vote by members.