Governor Wike reacts to suspension of PDP National Chairman
Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has backed the suspension of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, saying it was an indication that his people are angry with him, because the party lost woefully during the February 25 and March 18 general elections.
It will be recalled that the PDP national chairman was suspended by his ward level in Benue State over anti-Party activities.
But speaking on Monday during an interview on Channels Television, Governor Wike said the people rejected PDP, because Ayu refused to resign from the party’s chairmanship position.
The governor stressed that Ayu traded PDP’s victory at the polls for his interest.
“I am in support of Ayu’s suspension in Benue. It is only in this country that someone who has lost woefully during the general elections still wants to occupy the position of Chairmanship in PDP.
“As a national chairman of the people, Ayu lost his ward, your local government; not only did he take a distant third, you(Ayu) also lost presidential and governorship elections.
“If he left before the elections, they would have said his leaving was the reason PDP lost the election; thank God he presided over the colossal failure of the party during the general elections.
“We cannot have the party in the hands of persons without any political contribution to the party”, he stated.