The leadership of the Northern Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), has urged the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Iyorchia Ayu, to consider the call for his resignation as a call to service.
The NYCN observed that 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.
Isah Abubakar, National President of NYCN, in a statement issued in Kaduna on Saturday and made available to DAILY POST 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 know as a National party but with the emergency of Atiku Abubakar as the party’s flagbearer in 2023 and 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.