Lagos PDP Backs Ayu, Says Makinde On His Own


Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos state, has thrown its weight behind the National Chairman of the party, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, distancing itself from the call for his resignation by Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state.

In a statement issued on Saturday by the State Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Hakeem Amode, Lagos PDP said that there was no prior meeting where agreement to call for Ayu’s removal was reached with its leaders, urging those seeking his removal to respect the provisions of the party’s constitution.

The party urged its Southwest leadership to work together to return the PDP to its days of holding sway in the administration of the region, adding that focus should be directed mainly to encouraging members to rally round candidates for victory at the polls.

The statement read in part ” The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party – PDP in Lagos state is by this statement distancing itself from the call for the removal of the National Chairman of the Party, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu.

” We believe that the Peoples Democratic Party – PDP had survived as the only political party since the inception of the recent democratic dispensation due to its adherence to the constitution of the party, rules of law and regulations guiding the administration of the party.

” As much as we extoled His Excellency Engr. Seyi Makinde as our leader in the southwest but there are no prior meeting where such agreement was reached with the leadership of the party in Lagos State where such position was agreed.

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” The Lagos state leadership of the party will like to commend the national leadership of our great party PDP in their efforts to rescue the country from its current misery brought upon the people by the current government of APC”.

It continued “We appeal to the amiable leadership of our party in the Southwest region to work together to return the Peoples Democratic Party – PDP to its glorious days in the administration of the southwest region of the country. Our focus should be directed mainly to encouraging our teeming members to rally round our candidates vying for the House of Assembly, House of Representatives, Senate and Governorship positions and ensure that they win elections.

” Achieving this feat in Ogun, Lagos, Ekiti, Ondo, and Oyo State as demonstrated in Osun State will in no doubt reiterate the importance of southwest in the affairs of our party and further solidify our position for any position we may take in the affairs of the national administration of our great party in due time.

” Considering our position as the state in the heart of the coming election, hosting the APC Presidential Candidate and a preferred opposition party to win the election, Lagos State PDP leadership cannot afford a disunited regional leadership nor does a divided national leadership helps our noble cause of liberating the people of our state.

“In view of the foregoing, we appeal to individuals who view the removal of the National Chairman as a way to resolve to the lingering internal crisis rocking the party to have a rethink, respect for the constitution of the party and see the need to form a solidly viable alliance that can guarantee our party victory in the next general elections”.

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