Kano State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Hon. Shehu Wada Sagagi, has called on the PDP National Chairman, Dr Iyorchia Ayu, to resign his position.
Sagagi made the call today during a press briefing in Kano on Tuesday.
According to Sagagi, for peace, unity and giving sense of belonging to PDP members from southern part of the country, the national chairman should pave way for a southerner to replace him.
“In the interest of unity and success of our party, I would like to call on the national chairman of our party, Dr Iorchia Ayu to please honour his promise that he earlier did, that in case a Northerner emerged as a flag bearer of the party, he will resign.
“So I will like him to toe the path of honour so that unity returns to the party, so that Atiku Abubakar will be successful in the 2023 elections, because the southerners in our party need to be given sense of belonging.
“A situation where the national Chairman is from the North, Chairman of Board of Trustees is from the North, the Chairman PDP Governors Forum is from the North and the presidential candidate is also from the North, I think there is no sense of fairness,” he said.
Sagagi stressed that unity and success of the party should be the priority, adding that Ayu should consider his resignation as a necessary sacrifice for the PDP.
“I call on Dr Ayu as a statesman to honour his promise and consider it as a sacrifice he should make for the party to move forward. And so, his resignation will go along way in forging unity in the party so that at least a southerner should emerge as a national chairman of the party for unity to prevail and peace will return to the party.
“And we promise to be law abiding members of the party and we will heavily campaign for our presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to win the forthcoming 2023 general election,” he added.
The chairman further dispelled the rumour that they are hobnobbing with other political parties and candidates other than PDP.
He added: “On behalf of Kano State Exexutive Committee (SEC), I dispel the rumour that we have any association with any political party or candidate. Our party still remains peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and we are committed to its success at all levels.
“We call on the party SEC in the state and our governorship candidate to engage in aggressive party membership drive in all the wards and 44 local governments in the Kano State for the success of the party in 2023.”
Sagagi further appealed to aggrieved members of the party to sheath their sword and join hands with them for the success of the PDP.
He, however, commended SEC and party members in the state on the successful primaries just as he congratulated all candidates who emerged after the primaries at the state and national level.