NewsNigeriaPoliticsPDP Crisis: War has just begun in the party, Wike tells Ayu, others

Following the gale of suspension in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after the general elections, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has told Senator Iyorchia Ayu, the national chairman of the party and those members supporting him to suspend some members of the party that the fight in the party has just begun.

Wike made the remark on Monday  during the commissioning of Okoro Nu Odu community secondary school in Obio-Akpo Local Government Area of Rivers State.

The governor frowned at the suspension of some members of the party by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP and maintained that the national chairman lacks the moral justification to suspend anybody on the basis of anti-party activities because he (Ayu) was the chief priest of anti-party activities.

“The anti-party chief priest is suspending those who worked for the party. Those who have joined Ayu to suspend genuine members of the party should know that the suspension is illegal and they should also know that the fight has just started. Ayu’s suspension by his ward is justified.

“They cannot win their wards and Local Government Areas and they want to suspend people. We told them that we would pepper them and they thought that we were joking, look at what they have done to the party,” he said.

He added, “Thank God that Ayu did not resign before the elections, they would have said that the party lost because Ayu resigned. He was there and the party came a distant third in the state where he came from and also lost the election. His suspension by his ward is justified. Thank God that he presided over the colossal failure of the party and so continuing in that office doesn’t make sense.

“They are going to the National Working Committee (NWC) in Abuja to support illegality. We will show them that we are not small boys as they claimed and the fight has just started. I don’t have anything that I am doing that can stop me from fighting them. I am ready for them,” the governor said.

By Uzoamaka Ikezue (Staff Reporter)

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