Polls: Ayu’s resignation won’t have changed PDP’s fate, says Sani
Former Senator for Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has said the outcome of the presidential election would not have favoured the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), even if the erstwhile national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, had resigned before the polls.
The civil rights activist stated this, yesterday, following the controversy surrounding the removal of Ayu and the leadership crisis rocking the opposition party.
Five governors elected under the PDP had pushed for the removal of Ayu before the presidential election. They had specifically demanded his resignation as the only condition to work for the party’s candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
Ayu’s refusal to resign led to the formation of the G5, the group of five governors, who worked for candidates of other parties during the poll.
Leader of the G5, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, had commended his team’s effort for ensuring that Atiku was defeated in the elections in which Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was declared winner.
Meanwhile, Sani, in the tweet, explained that nothing would have changed, if the G5 had worked for Atiku, citing their inability to win elections in their various states.
He remarked: “The fact is that even if Ayu had stepped down before the election, nothing much could have changed because those opposed to him were also struggling to survive and, in the end, could not help themselves much.
“Ayu met the party in the city of Sodom and tried his possible best and led it to the desert of Gomorrah.”