Atiku to Wike: Ayu will not resign

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By Dele Ade

The Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubukar, on Wednesady, said no party member can force the PDP’s National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, to resign.

This is coming hours after the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party deepened on Wednesday as Governor Nyesom Wike’s team pulled out of Atiku’s campaign council.

The members announced their decision to pull out of the council following a meeting early on Wednesday morning in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

They insisted that the PDP National Chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, must resign for them to rescind their decision.

“On the calls for the resignation or removal from office of our national chairman, however, I must reiterate what I have said severally in public and in private; the decision for Dr. Iyorchia Ayu to resign from office is personal to Dr. Ayu and, neither I nor anyone else can make that decision for him,” Atiku said in a statement on Wednesday.