Governor Wike Back Ayu’s Suspension 

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has backed the suspension of the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Iyorchia Ayu.

Ayu was on Sunday, suspended by the Executive Committee of the PDP in Igyorov Ward of Gboko Local Government Area of Benue State, after passing a vote of no confidence on him for anti-party activities.

Wike while speaking on Channels Television Sunrise Daily, noted that the party’s National Chairman

Speaking on the issue, Wike who was a guest on Sunrise Daily stated that he supports the move because Ayu contributed significantly to the PDP’s utter defeat in the 2023 general elections.

“I am in support of the suspension,” Wike replied when asked if he was behind the actions of the PDP officials in Benue.

“In fact, if he (Ayu) had left before now, they would have said he has left and that was why the PDP failed the election,” the governor buttressed his point.

“First of all, if you are a member of the party will you be happy with the way the party is today, it is  only in this country that you see someone who has failed woefully and without any conscience would still like to occupy the position

“In advanced countries like you see and you are the head of the party, I feel like such a colossal failure  you do not need anybody to tell you to turn in the towel

“So those in his ward from Benue are hungry, why are they angry before now Ayu ought to have left  that office, people were saying we were pushing for Ayu to leave and that we had a hidden agenda to make PDP fail

“Ayu remained and PDP didn’t win, you lost your unit as National Chairman you lost your ward, as National Chairman you lost your Local government, as National Chairman of the party not only did you take a distant third in the presidential election you also lost in the state gubernatorial election,” Wike explained.

According to Governor Wike, those who care about the PDP’s future cannot stand by while it is destroyed by people who are not affiliated with the party.

Wike claimed that no one could follow orders from a politician who was unable to win in his ward and who was unable to make sure the party was successful at the local and state levels.

Governor Wike speaking further insisted that his goal was to have a united nation despite the intentions of the PDP.

Recall that Wike had insisted on Ayu’s resignation after Atiku Abubakar emerged as the presidential flag bearer of the party. He had stressed that there was nowhere in the party’s constitution where the president and the chairman of the party would come from the same zone.

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