PDP bent its Constitution for Atiku, others to compete in party primary —Bode George

As some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) proceed to name for resignation of the Nationwide Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu in the curiosity of inclusivity, a chieftain of the opposition, Olabode George, has stated the participation of the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and different northern aspirants in the presidential primary election, was at variance with the structure of the party.

This got here as a response to the assertion launched by Atiku following the withdrawal of Governor Nyeson Wike’s camp from the presidential marketing campaign actions of the party, the place he insisted on sticking to the party’s structure in efforts to take away Ayu from workplace.

Key members of the party from the South, together with Governors Nyeson Wike, Seyi Makinde and others, pulled out from the marketing campaign over the failure of the Nationwide Chairman to step down.

Talking in a Channels Tv interview on Wednesday, George famous that structure of the party was bent over backwards for Atiku Abubakar to take part and ultimately emerge the party’s normal bearer.

He recalled that the Nationwide Chairman promised to step down upon the emergence of a northerner because the presidential candidate, including that the persistent calls for his resignation have been purely on ethical foundation.

Learn additionally: Atiku reacts to Wike group’s pull-out from 2023 presidential marketing campaign, insists on sticking with Ayu

“The problem we’re speaking about is only ethical. This isn’t in regards to the concern of constitutionality. We used the identical ethical to enable Atiku Abubakar to compete in the presidential primary. The Constitution of the party was bent over backwards. If Northern candidate emerges President after President Muhammadu Buhari, doesn’t that have an effect on the inclusivity envisaged by our founding fathers?”, George stated

“It’s quite unlucky that the presidential candidate talked in regards to the concern of structure. The onus on him is that he’s a unifier. If he can’t unite the party, how does it have a tendency to unite Nigeria?”, he added.

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