A Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bode George, has slammed the National Chairman of the party, Iyorchia Ayu, over his recent comments.
Vantage News reports that George was reacting to a statement made by Ayu during an interview with BBC Hausa on Wednesday.
The PDP National Chairman had described people calling for his resignation from office ahead of the 2023 general elections as children.
Insisting that he would not resign, Ayu added that he would not allow people calling for his resignation to destroy PDP.
Reacting to the development on Thursday, George said Ayu’s comments show that he is immature and childish, asking him to watch his language going forward.
The respected PDP chieftain said this during the commissioning of Omerelu Internal roads in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.
He said, “When a serving national chairman of our party is calling elected governors that they are children. Does he think that children don’t grow? Or there is a life perpetual on him? We need to watch our language. It shows to me that it is him who is immature.”
George asserted that Ayu should vacate his position for a Southerner to take over before the 2023 elections, adding that the tussle about the party’s chairmanship must be immediately resolved.
“We are not begging for it; we demand it because it is our right,” he said.
He argued that it is unfair that the PDP chairman; presidential candidate and PDP Board of Trustees Chairman are all from the North.
According to George, the right thing to do is for Ayu to vacate his seat before the campaign, as it will not be right to go into the campaign with a divided house.
Defending Governor Nyesom Wike, George added that what Rivers State’s number one man is asking for is the right thing, in the interest of justice, peace and unity of the party.
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