A former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George, has called for the resignation of the main opposition party’s National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, to give the PDP a chance in the South-West.
Speaking in an interview with Arise TV on Friday, George said it would be difficult to campaign against the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, in the South-West if the North holds all the top positions in the PDP.
According to the party chieftain, Ayu had promised to resign from the position of National Chairman if a Northerner emerged as the PDP presidential candidate.
He said: “But how do I go on the campaign trip in the South-West and tell the people that look, we are ready and you must vote for our candidate? We must realise that the opposition party has its own presidential candidate from the South-West and he (Tinubu) will tell them (voters) I have the presidential ticket, what does the PDP have on its ticket for South-West?
“Let’s assume the South has the presidential ticket, vice presidential ticket and chairmanship position, how will our PDP brothers from the North take it? Will they be happy? All I am saying is to ensure justice and fairness and if they say they don’t want it, history will be on the side of the truth.