A grassroots mobilisation group, Ekiti/Ondo Atiku Movement, has rejected the call by the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on the Peoples Democratic Party’s National Chairman, Dr Iyochia Ayu, to vacate his seat.

It said the governor’s position was not supported by fact or predicated on reason.

The group also endorsed the position of the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on Ayu and commended him for his unalloyed support, loyalty and commitment to the party’s constitution.

The group’s Publicity Secretary, Dr Ade Ajepe, said the governor only expressed his personal opinion, as there was nowhere South-West PDP members debated and jointly took a decision to revolt against the National Executive Committee of the party which passed a vote of confidence in the party’s National Working Committee.

He, however, urged Ayu to ignore the distractions and continue the good work as attested to by the party’s NEC.

He also urged the party to reach out to all members across the country and unite all for the task ahead.

Punch/Leo

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