The council said the resignation or stepping down of Ayu as the National chairman of the PDP would give the party a face of equity and fairness when a Southerner emerges as the chairman of the party.
The Northern Youths Council of Nigeria, NYCN has pleaded with the National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Dr Iyorchia Ayu, to consider the call for his resignation for peace to reign in the party.
According to a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday by the National President of NYCN, Isah Abubakar, the council said the resignation or stepping down of Ayu as the National chairman of the PDP would give the party a face of equity and fairness when a Southerner emerges as the chairman of the party.
He said, “We plead with Ayu to understand the concept of justice and equity, the spirit of oneness, to be patriotic enough to save the party from losing the 2023 general elections and resign.
“Nigerians and the entire country will be grateful if Ayu considers resignation.”
The youths added, “The PDP is known as a national party but with the emergency of Atiku Abubakar as the party’s flagbearer in 2023 and with the continuity of Ayu chairmanship, a lot of people will see the party as a regional political party; this is a bad reputation for the party and it is unacceptable to all party faithful.”
“If this is the only thing that will maintain peace and grant the party victory in the elections, Ayu should do so for the victory of the party and interest of all Nigerians,” the statement pleaded.