Amid the rising calls for the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Iyorchia Ayu, to resign, Governor Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom State on Thursday, urged leaders in the party to uphold their promises reports Channels TV.
Udom, who is the Chairman of Atiku Abubakar’s Presidential Campaign Organisation, said Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and other “dissenting voices” within the party have the right to express their views, noting that they won’t be ignored.
“This is a family business. Nyesom Wike is my brother, you all know that…One thing I discovered about politics and life: people should try to do what they say they will do; that is the cause of some of the problems. If I say I will do B if A happens, let me keep to that. If I say I will do B if C happens, let me also keep to that,” Udom said on Channels Television.
Wike’s group within the PDP early Wednesday announced its withdrawal from the campaign council, insisting that Ayu must step down for a southerner.
The group made up of serving and former governors, as well as ex-ministers,s met insisted that both the presidential candidate of the party (Atiku) and the party’s national chairman (Ayu) cannot come from the north.
Atiku, who is from Adamawa State, subsequently said in a statement also on Wednesday that he can’t decide on the resignation of Ayu, a former senator from Benue State who is currently on a two-week trip abroad.