Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, South-South Nigeria, has thrown his weighty voice behind the suspension of the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Iyorchia Ayu.
On Sunday, Ayu was suspended by the PDP Executive Committee in Igyorov Ward, Gboko Local Government Area, Benue State, North-Central Nigeria, following a vote of no confidence passed on him for alleged anti-party activities.
Wike, who appeared on Channels Television‘s Sunrise Daily, indicated that he supports the decision because Ayu was allegedly a key figure in the PDP’s crushing defeat in the 2023 General Elections.
“I support the suspension,” Wike said when asked if he supported the actions of the PDP officials in Benue.
“In fact, if he (Ayu) had left before now, they would have said he left and that’s why the PDP lost the election,” according to the Rivers Governor.
He further said: “First and foremost, will you be happy with the way the party is today if you are a member of the party? It is only in this country that you see someone who has failed miserably and without conscience would still like to occupy the position.
“In advanced countries like yours, where you are the party’s leader, I feel like such a colossal failure that you don’t need anyone to tell you to throw in the towel.
“So those in his Benue ward are hungry, why are they angry? Ayu should have left that office before now, people were saying we were pushing for Ayu to leave and that we had a hidden agenda to make PDP fail.
“Ayu remained and the PDP did not win, you lost your unit as National Chairman, you lost your ward as National Chairman, you lost your local government as National Chairman, you lost the state gubernatorial election as National Chairman.”
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