By G9ija

Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has claimed that only individuals with mental health issues would vote for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the upcoming elections, due to the hardships the ruling party has imposed on the Nigerian people over the past eight years.

Ayu expressed these sentiments at a PDP presidential rally in Benue, where he encouraged the citizens to vote for all PDP candidates. He also revealed that the PDP has resolved its differences with Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu and is open to receiving the five disaffected governors.

This is as the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, promised to restore peace in the state and reopen its railway lines if elected as president.

Meanwhile, the Atiku/Okowa Campaign Organization has discredited a recent presidential election poll result released by Nextier, labeling it as baseless, unsupported, and lacking evidence.

Despite some complaints within the PDP, National Chairman Dr. Iyorchia Ayu emphasized that the party is not divided. He stated that the party is in the process of resolving issues with its members to ensure their return.

“All of you know that you have suffered in this country in the last eight years of APC, only somebody who has a mental problem will vote for APC. Do not waste your vote.

“Vote for every PDP candidate, the party is not divided. There are a few members, who have grievances. We are talking to them. We want to make sure they come back and work with us fully. One week is enough to change everything. This thing has been going on and I want to assure you that we’ll receive everybody back,” he said.

Dr. Ayu appealed to Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue, a member of the PDP G-5, to return to the party and join the fight against the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

The G-5, led by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, consists of five disgruntled PDP governors, and they have been demanding Ayu’s resignation as a precondition for reconciliation, due to the PDP’s abandonment of the zoning arrangement.

The other members of the G-5 are Ifeanyi Ugwanyi (Enugu), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), and Seyi Makinde (Oyo).