Washington DC, US – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate for the 2023 elections, Atiku Abubakar, says the call for the removal of the party’s national chairman, Dr Iyorchia Ayu, was ill-timed and counterproductive.
The former vice president said this in an interview with the Voice of America (VOA), Hausa Service, in Washington DC, ThisDay reported.
Why I did not support Ayu’s removal, Atiku reveals
Atiku said he did not support the removal of the party’s chairman, as this was not a clever move on the eve of elections.
“It is not proper at this time to contemplate a change of leadership of our party, whereas we are approaching the elections season,” the PDP presidential candidate stated.
2023 presidential campaign: PDP crisis yet to be resolved but we’ve moved on, says Atiku
In what appears to be a message to the aggrieved PDP governors, led by Nyesom Wike of Rivers state, Atiku said had moved ahead to commence his campaign for the presidency even though the crisis rocking the party had yet to be resolved.
“We are yet to resolve the matter. But we have moved ahead. Our train has moved. We leave the dislocations to the dust bin of history,” Atiku was quoted as saying.