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PDP Board Of Trustees May Ask Ayu To Resign Over Crisis

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees (BoT) is mounting pressure on the national chairman, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, to resign as a condition for reconciliation with the aggrieved governors, it was learnt yesterday.

Barring last minutes change of mind, the advisory body may ask him to quit for a candidate from the South.

But it was not clear whether or not the presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and Ayu will accept the BoT’s advice.

The BoT members, however, have been locked in a series of meetings since the weekend to consult with key party leaders, including Atiku’s running mate, Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.

Sources said the decision to ask Ayu to step aside was arrived at when some influential BoT members met in Abuja last Friday.

It was gathered that the affected leaders concluded that the party’s chances in the 2023 presidential poll could be jeopardized if the protracted crisis was not resolved.

Some BoT members warned against ignoring five of 11 PDP governors.

They reasoned that the boycott of Atiku’s campaign launch was foreboding of danger.

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