A PDP Board of Trustees member, Chief Bode George has called on the Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Iyochia Ayu to honourably resign from the position to save the party from the internal wranglings that have engulfed it in the last few weeks.
While commenting on the present crisis rocking the opposition party, George, who addressed newsmen in Lagos, stressed that Ayu should honour his words by quietly exiting the position.
He, however, urged Governor Wike not to join APC, despite misgivings over the choice of Atiku’s running mate, saying ‘you don’t win all the time.’
Heis words: ‘In democracy, we must talk and exchange ideas. We must agree and disagree without actually being disagreeable. Any organisation with human beings will always have issues but the ability to manage that crisis will be the determining factor.
‘I want to appeal to all sides to sheathe their swords. Nigerians are waiting for us and we must convince them that we can manage the resources of the country in an equitable manner.
‘They should all cease fire. Statements of arrogance and innuendos that can destroy the party should stop forthwith.
‘Zoning has sustained our democracy for this long because it’s the concept that established our party.
‘My plea is that all should cool temper because if we don’t get it right this time around, this nation will never forgive us. Nigerians are waiting for the PDP.”
On 2023 general election, George said it was not yet uhuru.
While expressing worry over the security situation in the country, he said: ‘My fear is that if the insecurity continues, who will be bold enough to campaign or cast votes during election?
‘These are serious issues we must consider. Are we thinking about it? It’s scary. How will people go out to vote on the day of election?’
Africa Today News, New York reports that the opposition party is presently engulfed in very deep crisis ahead of next year’s general election.