Iyorchia Ayu, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says nobody can sack him from office.
Ayu said this on Friday while speaking to his supporters in Gboko, Benue state, according to a report by The Punch.
Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, and his allies — Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo; Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue; Okezie Ikpeazu, governor of Abia — have been demanding the resignation of Ayu as PDP national chairman.
But Ayu told his supporters he would remain in office until God permits him to leave.
“Nothing should worry you, my people. Since I started politics more than 30 years ago, you have never rejected me; you are always supporting me,” he said.
“They say a prophet has no respect in his home but my case is different. I am overwhelmed by this great show of love.
“The PDP is one and not divided. I am trying my best not to disappoint the Benue people and Nigerians in general.
“So, if you hear that they want to chase Ayu out as national chairman, don’t be worried. Nobody is going to sack me as national chairman of our party. I will leave the seat on a day that God permits.
“It is God that enthrones leadership — he uses people to enthrone a person over others and protects that person.
“I want to assure you that all these days, God has been protecting me, even when I went on sick leave abroad. God is still protecting me.”