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PDP BoT gives Ayu date to resign, bans Wike from further comments

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The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and other party leaders have been banned from making further inflammatory remarks or granting press interviews, on the crisis rocking the party. lol

The Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) placed the ban.

Recall that the PDP National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu had earlier said the allegations against him by Wike were false.

The BoT had earlier set up a six-member Special Committee led by the acting Chairman Senator, Adolphus Wabara, to visit and address the crisis in the party.

The report of the committee was submitted to BoT members who met on Friday to take a decision on the lingering crisis. Ayu is a member of the BoT.

Reading the communiqué, issued at the end of the meeting, Wabara called on the Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, who is also the Governor of Sokoto State, to convene a meeting of the governors immediately.

It, however, advised “all the leaders of the party to match words with action, and where commitments are made to unconditionally fulfill same.”

The communiqué called on the National Chairman “as an eminent leader, to give a firm assurance that he would resign his position after the 2023 elections.

“In the same vein the BoT Chairman has been authorised to offer apologies on behalf of all members who feel maligned or aggrieved by the public statements made by its members across the country that has sharpen the current division in the party,” the communiqué read.

The BoT also called on Atiku to review appointments of members of the campaign council and other advisory appointments to make it all inclusive.

“The BoT will refer some of these recommendations for noting and appropriate action to NEC of our party in due course,” the communiqué added.

Ayu had earlier denied collecting N1 billion Naira from any member of the party.

The National Chairman has been accused by Wike of collecting the sum of N1 billion from a presidential aspirant in Lagos, and another N100 million twice, from an unnamed PDP governor, as well as from the National Working Committee (NWC), to renovate the Peoples Democratic Institute (PDI), a training arm of the PDP.

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