The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Iyorchia Ayu has been blamed for the internal crisis rocking the party’s chapter in Kano State.
The allegation was levelled against him by the Kano State Central Senatorial candidate of the party, Lailah Buhari, who alleged that the National Working Committee led by Ayu has worsened the internal crisis threatening the PDP organs in Kano State.
Naija News reports that Buhari, who is the only female candidate seeking elective position across parties in Kano State, told pressmen on Wednesday that Ayu has widened the gap of misunderstandings among various aggrieved groups in the party in the state.
According to her, the PDP national chairman has allegedly stroke discord among various interest groups and worries are that the widening division, if not addressed, would frustrate the chances of the PDP during the forthcoming elections.
Buhari submitted that Ayu would not listen to anyone, as she further claimed that he has continued to widen the division and the crisis has lingered because of his alleged poor leadership style.
She advanced that the division had continued to linger because of the poor handling of the national working committee, led by Ayu and that instead of addressing the contentious issues, the national chairman has succeeded in widening the division.
She submitted that “Because of the personal issues between him and Kwankwaso, Ayu will not listen to any complaint from any member, who does not belong to Aminu Wali faction. He kept saying that Chairman Shehu Sagagi is Kwankwaso’s boy and that he will not listen to anyone in Sagagi camp but I told him that is not fair.
“Sagagi was duly elected and he conducted primary under the supervisor of national delegates. That process produced candidates who followed the due process from the purchase of the nomination form to the end of the primary. I don’t think members in Kano should be treated the way and manner Ayu did. That’s will not resolve our division.”
It was gathered that the court of appeal recently upheld the outcome of the PDP primary in Kano that produced Buhari as the right and duly elected candidate for the Kano central senatorial district against the parallel process that produced another aspirant Nuhu Danburam.
While speaking about the court case, Buhari said “the Court of Appeal judgement is in my favour although they have a stay of execution which only the Supreme Court can hear but has not heard. Only the Supreme Court can give final judgment on their appeal which is yet to hold. We are confident INEC will do the needful to change names on their portal after S. Court’s verdict.
“So, we are optimistic of victory at both sides. Even though you may not be seeing me physical for now but we are fully prepared for campaign and we have roll out our activities for campaign across the 13 local government areas that constituted Kano central. Kano will have the first female representative at the National assembly this time by the grace of God.”