By Ed Malik, A | September 30, 2022
As rumours of alleged plot to remove the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman Iyorchia Ayu from office using his local ward chairman to carry out the move is swirling around virally, a group, Gboko Progressive Union has come out drumming for him and warning against his ouster.
In a statement by the spokesman of the group, Inalegwu Gabriel, he declared that, the entire people of Gboko kingdom and Benue State indigenes are against any plot to sack their kinsman, noting that the embattled chairman has served the nation meritoriously and deserves commendation and not a sack.
“Dr. Ayu has not done anything wrong by donating himself to serve the people whenever he is called upon. What has he done wrong that they are planning to sack him from the party using a ward chairman in the same way they did to Oshiomhole in Edo State”, he queried.
Continuing, Inalegwu said: “As close watchers of the events of his emergence as chairman, his successful conduct of PDP primaries that produced a nationally accepted leader like Atiku, and the ongoing crisis of which all well-meaning Nigerians are praying for a quick resolution and now they are talking of removing him”.
The group said if it is confirmed that Governor Ortom was supporting such move, that it would a negative record that’s abhorrent to the communality and unity that exists among Benue people, irrespective of tribe, but vowed to resist him if he does not dissociate himself and align with the Benue people.
“What’s our Governor Ortom going to tell us is his reason for supporting such evil plan against his brother whom he campaigned for to be chairman? It is not even a decent thing to imagine because politics has a point of remembering the past and also, thinking about life after politics”, he said.
“We advise Governor Ortom and any other person involved in the wistful plot, to retrace their steps because the Gboko Progressive Union, as a united front, will not fold our hands to see our son removed from office because of the obsessive ambition of anybody”, he warned