Just before the 2023 general election, National Democratic Party (PDP) leader Iyorchia Ayu said those seeking for his resignation were “children”. reported that it was insisting on Ayu’s resignation as a condition of supporting the party’s presidential flag-bearer, Atiku Abubakar.
However, in a recent interview with BBC News Hausa, the Benue-born politician said he had never committed a crime to justify his resignation.
“I have been elected as the leader of the PDP for four-year term, and I still have three years left to complete. Atiku’s victory does not affect my position as chairman. I won because of the party’s constitution,” he said.
“I haven’t committed any crimes. I’m just reforming the party, so the noise doesn’t bother me.
“I’m doing my job and not stealing money.
“These kids weren’t there when we started the PDP.
“Kids who don’t understand why we founded the party.”
“I will not forgive anyone who destabilizes the party.”