The embattled Nationwide Chairman of the Folks’s Democratic Social gathering Senator Iyorchia Ayu has warned Benue state governor Samuel Ortom and his critics to desist from inflicting confusion within the social gathering.
Particularly, Ayu, a former Senate President made it clear that he has the powers to cease Ortom or every other from realising his or her political ambition on the platform of the social gathering come 2023, however that he received’t achieve this.
Some governors together with Ortom, Nyesom Wike of Rivers state, Seyi Makinde of Oyo state, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state elected beneath the PDP platform have been engaged in a working battle in opposition to Ayu and Atiku because the social gathering settled for presidential and vice presidential candidates forward of 2023 elections.
Apart the serving governors, some former governors and chieftains of the social gathering are additionally at loggerhead with PDP hierarchy.
Talking at his arrival in his dwelling Gboko, Benue state on Saturday, Ayu stated, “I’ve been silent over all of the issues you’re listening to in opposition to me as a result of I don’t need any crack within the social gathering I belong in my state. I’ve the powers to say you and you’ll not go anyplace as a result of I’ll insist that I have to signal earlier than you go anyplace. However I’ve signed for all candidates produced by the PDP to go forward of their goals, whether or not I prefer it or not I signed.
“So I used to be doing that believing that I can’t shoot myself within the leg. I would like Benue to return first by profitable all elections in order that Nigerians will say that the Nationwide Chairman has delivered his state to PDP with Alhaji Atiku Abubakar profitable 90 per cent of the votes and Titus Uba as Governor in 2023. Nothing ought to fear you, my folks.
“Since I began politics greater than 30 years in the past, you’ve gotten by no means rejected me, you’re all the time supporting me. They are saying a prophet has no respect in his dwelling however my case is completely different. I’m overwhelmed by this nice present of affection.
“The PDP is one and never divided. I’m making an attempt my finest to not disappoint the Benue folks and Nigerians on the whole. So in the event you hear that they wish to chase Ayu out as nationwide chairman, don’t be apprehensive; no one goes to sack me as nationwide chairman of our social gathering.
“I’ll go away the seat on a day that God permits. It’s God that enthrones management. He makes use of folks to enthrone an individual over others and protects that particular person. I wish to guarantee you that every one nowadays, God has been defending me even once I went on sick go away overseas, God remains to be defending me. The Tiv folks have suffered a lot on this nation.”
Each Ayu and Ortom hail from similar senatorial zone the place the incumbent state governor is gunning to characterize on the Senate come 2023.