Following the suspension of the National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Iyorchia Ayu, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has expressed support for the move, adding that Ayu played a major role in the colossal failure of the PDP in the 2023 general elections.
Wike disclosed this in a televised interview on Monday
Wike has said the suspension of the PDP national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, was because members are angry that the party lost woefully during the February 25 and March 18 polls.
According to him, the people rejected PDP because Ayu refused to resign from the party’s chairmanship position.
Wike said that stakeholders who have the PDP’s interest at heart, cannot sit back and watch it be destroyed in the hands of individuals who have nothing attached to the party.
“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.
He added that no one can take directives from a politician who could not deliver his ward and was not able to ensure the party was successful at his local government and state level.
“The PDP would have won the elections, we worked for the unity of Nigeria, remember we have said this before, PDP was not interested in the unity of the country, if they were they wouldn’t have done what they did,” Wike said.
Governor Wike speaking further insisted that his goal was to have a united nation despite the intentions of the PDP.