PDP Crisis: Wike Fires Fresh Shot, Says Ayu Is Very Corrupt
BY George Oshogwe Ogbolu
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has insisted that the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Iyorchia Ayu, is very corrupt.
LIBERTY News reports that Wike stated this while speaking at the 2022 Rivers State PDP campaign flag-off and unveiling of the party’s governorship candidate, Sim Fubara, at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt, on Saturday.
The Rivers State Governor stated that the PDP chairman can not lead the state to campaign for the 2023 elections.
According to Wike, the people of Rivers State are hurt because of the injustice being meted out to the state.
“I repeat it that Ayu is very corrupt. A man that is corrupt cannot lead me and cannot lead my state to campaign,” Wike stated.
LIBERTY News reports that Wike alongside other G5 governors have been at loggerheads with Ayu and the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
The aggrieved PDP governors are calling for the resignation or removal of Ayu as a condition to support Atiku’s presidential ambition.
The G-5 governors are alsi calling for fairness, equity and justice in the party ahead of the 2023 race.
The Governors are against northern dominance in key positions in the party.
The G-5 governors include Wike, Seyi Makinde (Oyo State), Samuel Ortom (Benue State), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia State), and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu State