December 8, 2022



Wike to Ayu: Relinquish chairmanship, conceitedness gained’t take you wherever

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike Thursday hit again on the nationwide chairman of PDP, Dr. Iyiorcha Ayu over his latest remark that these asking him to vacate his place as chairman of PDP had been kids when the celebration was fashioned.

Wike mentioned Ayu’s remarks had been arrant present of conceitedness, insincerity, lack of integrity and dishonesty which in response to him may jeopardize the electoral fortunes of the celebration within the 2023 common elections.

Particular Assistant, Media, to the Governor, Kelvin Ebiri, in a press assertion Thursday said that Governor Wike spoke on the inauguration of Omerelu inner roads in Ikwerre Native Authorities Space carried out by Chief Olabode George, former South-West Deputy Nationwide Chairman of PDP on Thursday. 

In line with the governor, he had anticipated Senator Ayu, as chairman of the celebration, to unite all aggrieved members and impress them for the 2023 elections with out division, in order that the celebration may clinch electoral victory.  However as an alternative of doing that, Senator Ayu has proven ingratitude by describing elected governors of States, who supported his quest as celebration chairman, as kids.

“Dr. Ayu mentioned we’re kids. Sure, the youngsters introduced you to be chairman of the celebration.  The kids introduced you from the gutter and made you chairman. Ayu, you had been impeached as Senate president. Ayu, had been sacked by Obasanjo in his administration two instances.  Conceitedness can’t take you wherever. Now, we’ve seen that you just don’t need the celebration to win election, we’ll enable you,” he mentioned.

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The governor dismissed the declare by Senator Ayu, who had mentioned that is without doubt one of the founding members of the PDP.  He emphasised that Senator Ayu deserted the PDP at one time, moved to a different celebration and due to this fact can’t have equal stakes with those that had stayed again to rebuild the celebration.

Governor Wike defined that Senator Ayu had, by self-volition, promised to relinquish his chairmanship as a northerner if an aspirant from the north ultimately emerged because the presidential candidate of the PDP. The governor instructed Senator Ayu to be a person of honour and preserve his promise by relinquishing that place.

He identified that if Senator Ayu carries on together with his conceitedness, the PDP governors he had described as kids will make him know that he’s a prodigal father.

“A person who’s inconsistent and ran away from the celebration, telling these of us who spent our time, sleepless night time to verify this celebration doesn’t go down we’re kids. Now, you will have the temerity, the audacity to inform us we’re kids. We are going to inform you that you’re the prodigal father,” he mentioned.

Governor Wike mentioned, Nigerians are watching the unfolding occasions and ultimately be instructed learn how to be extra cautious with their votes with any person with such character like Senator Ayu.

“Nigerians have seen how ungrateful a few of you could be, and that’s why additionally Nigerians should be cautious. If we give this man energy, if we give these folks energy, are you positive they can even be grateful to Nigerians?  As you make your mattress, so you’ll lie on it.  I’ve been quiet considering that we’ll reconcile. Now that you’ve introduced in conceitedness to say you had been elected, the place did you marketing campaign? Present me the place your poster was, wherever on this state,” he mentioned.

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Commenting on the venture, governor Wike mentioned he’s positive that Omerelu individuals are higher witnesses that his administration had promised to execute improvement venture for them and has fulfilled the promise.

Performing the inauguration of the venture, former South-West Deputy Nationwide Chairman of PDP, Chief Olabode George, declared that the problem of the Nationwide Chairman of PDP should be addressed earlier than the graduation of the marketing campaign for 2023 common election.

He mentioned it’s an antithesis and in opposition to the norm and tradition of PDP for the positions of the Presidential candidate, Nationwide Chairman and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees to be occupied by individuals from one part of the nation.

“Get together members from the south are already feeling alienated. PDP shouldn’t be a personal firm. So, earlier than we begin the presidential marketing campaign on the finish of this month, the Nationwide Chairman should go to the south. That’s what Governor Wike is saying and as a life member of the Board of Trustees of our celebration, I assist this place 100%.

“Statutorily, it’s the Nationwide Chairman who palms over the celebration’s flag to our presidential candidate. How will celebration members from the South really feel once they see that in any respect political rallies Southerners don’t have any public political illustration,” he mentioned.

Chief George maintained that this constitutes a basic flaw and lack of inclusiveness which will likely be diametrically against the unique considering of the founding fathers of the PDP.

He urged celebration members to be united of their dedication to make sure that the PDP returns to the Presidential villa in Abuja by Could 29, 2023.

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“However we will solely return to Aso Rock if we’re united and never divided. Some individuals are abusing Governor Wike, he’s a hassle shooter. These abusing him, as an elder and as a father on this celebration, I’m directing them, they have to cease instantly.

“As a result of Governor Wike is barely preventing for injustice, for fairness, for equity in our celebration. He’s not solely a powerful pillar on this celebration, however a mobiliser, a financier and an actualiser.

“Since he joined the PDP, he has not left this celebration. Am additionally in a founding father of the celebration and since 1998 I’ve not left this celebration”, George famous.