Nyesom Wikeand Atiku Abubakar

PDP Crisis: Why Atiku cannot sack Ayu –

Dele Momodu, a seasoned journalist, has claimed that Iyorchia Ayu, the party’s national chairman, cannot be removed by PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar since he is not a “tyrant.”

On Thursday, Momodu said this while answering questions on the Morning Show of Arise TV.

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Momodu thinks Atiku can not fire Ayu because the former senator backed him.

Since Atiku became the PDP’s candidate for president in 2023, the party has been in trouble.

When Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa was chosen by presidential candidate Atiku to serve as his running mate in the upcoming election, controversy broke out in the party.

The PDP’s leadership has angered Governor Nyesom Wike over Atiku’s selection of a running mate.

Wike, the who finished second-place in the PDP’s presidential primary a few months ago, was neglected by Atiku, which caused the party to split.

After taking the appropriate action, Wike demanded Ayu’s resignation.

The governor remarked that neither the PDP’s presidential candidate nor its national chairman could be produced from same region- North.

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“I think the PDP presidential candidate has every right to play the numbers in a way that he thinks will work in his favour,” Momodu added.


The reason I am here now speaking on behalf of my party is because we all decided to take part in the primary election. We made commitments that we would support the person who would win, including Governor Wike.

“I will compare it to a football game. Are you going to announce the winner if, for example, Man United won the game if it is thought that a referee cheated?

Honestly, it is challenging to get rid of the referee, therefore I do not anticipate Man United being the one to assist.

“Chelsea cannot fire a referee if it is their team. A referee cannot be fired by Chelsea in any way.The victor is not required to fire the referee who favoured him.

Let us treat Alhaji Atiku Abubakar fairly. Do you anticipate him throwing Ayu under the box if, as he stated, Ayu supported him?

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“All he is asking is that we move in the proper path and contact the necessary people who can make this happen. It concerns the constitution.

One of the reasons I admire Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is because of this. You cannot count on him to rule oppressively.

“He is not the party’s owner, and every party member is significant. If we want to keep our party, we only have two choices.

If you do not love your party, support it nonetheless and make it known that you do not want the party. I don’t, however, support the assertion that the party must collapse as a result of Ayu.

That is the latest NewsOnline Today on Dele Momodu


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