The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to the demands made by supporters and loyalists of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State.
Naija News earlier reported that some of Wike’s loyalists had called for the restructuring of the party’s leadership to accommodate more Southerners.
The loyalists stated that Northerners cannot occupy the positions of the Chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees, National Chairman and the Governors’ Forum Chairman.
Some loyalists of the Rivers governor also demanded the removal of the party’s national chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu and the chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State.
Lastly, they demanded respect, equity, fairness and justice, adding that the dictates of the PDP constitution must be adhered to going forward.
However, the Wike supporters stated that as party loyalists, they would support any genuine decision by the party to ensure peace in the fold.
In an interview with The Punch on Thursday, PDP spokesman, Debo Ologunagba said that the demands made by Wike supporters do not align with the party’s constitution.
Ologunagba stated that the party has consistently followed its constitution, stressing that the PDP is a democratic party.
He said, “The party is not my constitution, it is the constitution of the party, it has aligned with the constitution of the party. We are a party of law and order. We have consistently followed the constitution of our party. It is a democratic party.”
Ologunagba also stated that the party restated confidence in Ayu and the National Working Committee NWC in running the affairs of the party.
He added that the PDP also expressed confidence in the capacity, experience, and competence of the party’s Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to rescue, redirect and rebuild this country to earn the respect of the international community.