In the midst of calls for his resignation, the National Chairman of the People Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Iyorchia Ayu is to set out to embark on a medical trip to Europe on Wednesday.
INFOXCLUSIVE report that a crisis arose following, PDP presidential candidate, former VP, Atiku Abubakar’s decision of Delta state Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as the running mate and the demand of Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike’s group on the removal of the party’s national chairman, Senator Ayu.
They contended that a northerner is the presidential candidate, National Chairman and furthermore the Chairman PDP Governors Forum is from the zone.
Ayu in a statement by his Special Adviser Media and Communications, Simon Imobo-Tswam, Tuesday handed over to Deputy Chairman (North), Amb. Iliya Damagun as per the PDP constitution.
The statement read in part “the PDP National Chairman, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, will leave Nigeria for Europe tomorrow (Wednesday).
“Ayu will be out of the country for about two weeks.
“While away, the Deputy Chairman (North), Amb. Iliya Damagun, will act in his place.
“Already, the National chairman has communicated the handover to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). He is expected back at month-end”.
A solid source that is near the PDP National Chairman solely uncovered that the excursion to Europe is for medical treatment.
The source said, “it is not vacation and not official. But, a medical trip”.
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