Jang

The former governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, has lent his voice to the call for National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Iyorchia Ayu, to step down and give room to equity and fairness in the party.

“Here was a referee who now helped one of the sides to score a goal and then blew a whistle that a goal had been scored. This is not what we formed the PDP to do for Nigerians and therefore we unequivocally ask that Ayu has to step down.” – Jang

Jang made the remarks on Wednesday after a some PDP members who are in Wike’s in Port Harcourt met in Rivers State.

He said Ayu whose role was like a “referee” helped one of the sides to score a goal and blew the whistle that a goal had been scored.

The ex-Plateau governor alleged that Ayu had a “private arrangement” with the Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, to shortchange Governor Nyesom Wike and other aspirants at the party presidential primary.

Recall Tambuwal during the party’s presidential primary, stepped down for Atiku, a move that resulted to Wike’s loss and emerge of the former vice president as the party presidential candidate.

Jang cited a viral video, wherein Ayu visited Tambuwal’s Abuja residence after the primary apparently to thank him for stepping down for Atiku and affirmed it was a planned move.

“Thank you, thank you. You are the hero of the convention,” Ayu was seen telling his host in a video clip that captured his arrival at Tabuwal’s residence.

Speaking after the meeting of the Wike-led group in Port Harcourt, Jang said, “For the National Chairman, Ayu, to go and embrace Aminu Tambuwal, calling him the hero of the convention which means there was a private arrangement that was done with Tambuwal to shortchange other contestants, including Governor Nyesom Wike.

“Here was a referee who now helped one of the sides to score a goal and then blew a whistle that a goal had been scored. This is not what we formed the PDP to do for Nigerians and therefore we unequivocally ask that Ayu has to step down.”

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