The embattled chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Iyiocha Ayu, presided over the 97th National Executive Committee meeting of the party.
There have been calls for Ayu’s removal as the chairman of the main opposition party, and among those calling for his removal is Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike.The governor argues that since the Presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar, is from the North, the party chairman should come from the South. Ayu has however rejected these calls saying there was no agreement for him to step down once a presidential candidate emerges.
At the meeting today, Ayu started by announcing the exit of the Board of Trustees Chairman, Sen. Walid Jibrin, and announced former Senate President, Adolphus Wabara as the acting Chairman, of the party’s BoT. Prior to his appointment, Wabara, was the Secretary of the PDP BoT.