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Politics of Monday, 23 January 2023


2023: Ayu will step down as Chairman after Atiku is elected president - PDP Chieftain

Former federal lawmaker, Segun Bamigbetan Baju Former federal lawmaker, Segun Bamigbetan Baju

Former federal lawmaker, Segun Bamigbetan Baju has backed the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to stir the party to victory in the upcoming presidential elections.

He lawmaker from Osun made this known in an interview with The Punch.

Baju noted that Ayu will resign as National Chairman of the party immediately the PDP wins the February 25 general election.

He described Ayu as a game changer whose leadership has set in motion a series of actions that will favor the opposition.

In his view, Baju noted that a call for Ayu's resignation is indeed a step in the wrong direction, explaining that it is dangerous to remove a winning team in the midst of a battle.

The former senator, therefore, called on all well-meaning Nigerians to rally around Ayu and the PDP's presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to save the country from the clutch of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

A part of his statement read: “The deft management of the party by Dr Iyorchia Ayu since being elected as chairman in October 2021 has set in motion a chain of reaction that will culminate in the election of the party’s flag bearer, Atiku Abubakar, as Nigerian president in early 2023.

“All party faithful must mobilise across the country as Nigerians are determined to replace the current government that has brought misery and calamity to millions of Nigerians. Since 2015, every economic and social indicator has been, negative and Nigerians have continued to wallow in abject poverty, insecurity, and social disruption to daily life."

“Any call for Dr lyorchia Ayu to step down as chairman is a step in the wrong direction. You do not change a winning team in the midst of a battle. Iyorchia Ayu is set to redeem the PDP and rescue Nigeria from retrogression. Once the PDP Federal government is installed in Abuja 2023, Dr Ayu will do the right thing.”