Nigerians May not Trust PDP Again – Atiku

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has said, if the party heed to call for the resignation of its National Chairman, Sen. Iyorchia Ayu, the party may lose the trust of Nigerians.

He stated this in Abuja on Wednesday in a statement signed by his Media Adviser, Mazi Paul Ibe.

The former Vice President noted that if Ayu is removed, the party’s Constitution will be breached, which will also tinker the composition of the Ayu-led  PDP National Working Committee, 

The statement read in part, “Atiku, who led other leaders of the party to Ibadan on Wednesday on an interactive session with stakeholders of the PDP, said that the call for the recomposition of the National Working Committee was not impossible, but only when the constitution of the party has been amended to accommodate such demand.“

It further quoted Atiku as saying, “the Peoples Democratic Party is the oldest political party in Nigeria since the return of democracy and even before then. It is a party that has laid down rules and regulations. 

“I have been a member of the party since it was formed, and I am still a member of the party up to the point of what it has grown to become.”

“There is nothing any individual can do to change the outlook of the National Working Committee of the PDP.”

The Presidential candidate further said, “the PDP is a party where there are laid down rules and regulations. 

“What Governor Makinde is asking for is possible only when we have amended our party’s constitution. 

“As things stand today, no single individual has the power to tamper with the NWC of the party. Doing so will be illegal, and will be against our rules at the party.

 “Nigerians will not trust us to govern by the tenets of rule of law if we take such arbitrary action against our own party,” he said.

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