The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Thursday, passed a vote of confidence on the Senator Iyorchia Ayu-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.
The votes of confidence came amidst the calls for Ayu’s resignation by some leaders of the party.
Their agitation was that the party presidential candidate and national Chairman should not be from the same region of the country as specified by the party constitution.
The motion for vote of confidence was raised by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu during the party 97th NEC meeting in Abuja.
Elumelu said that NWC members deserved a vote of confidence for leading the party to victory in the July 16 Osun Governorship election and other achievements.
“I moved this day September 8 that a vote of confidence be put before the end of this for their doggedness, their forthrightness, and their professionalism most especially been given us as Osun State
“I believe by extension they will give us Nigeria come 2023. I so move,” Elumelu said.
The motion was seconded by a member of the NEC from Kwara State, Ishola Balogun Fulani, which was unanimously adopted by NEC members president at the meeting.
The Chairman of PDP Governors Forum, Aminu Tambuwal, was asked to rule on the motion, but he shifted the responsibility to former President of the Senate, Senator Adolphus Wabara.
“There is a motion on the floor, if there is any counter motion, can somebody rise and raise the counter motion?
“If none, may I on want of time put to test. Those in favour of the motion of a vote of confidence on the Sen. Iyorchia Ayu led NWC say aye! Those against the motion say nay!,” he said.
The motion was unanimously adopted when Wabara raised the motion.