Nyesom Wike Drags PDP
Wike claimed the governors are the ones campaigning for the party with the projects they have executed in their various states and so deserve to be respected.
The governor stated this while reacting to a comment by the PDP chairman, Iyorcha Ayu, who described him and his allies as “children’ for calling for his resignation.
KanyiDaily recalls that Wike and his camp had given Ayu’s resignation as one of the conditions that must be fulfilled to resolve the crisis rocking the party.
The PDP has been embroiled in crisis since the conclusion of its presidential primaries in May after Wike lost to the former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, and subsequent picking of Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa as running mate.
Governor Wike and his allies have argued that it is unfair for the PDP chairman and its presidential flagbearer to hail from the same Northern region.
But speaking in an interview with BBC Hausa Service, Ayu said that he was not bothered by those calling for his resignation because they are ‘children; who were nowhere to be found when they struggled to form the party.
Speaking during the commissioning of the Emohua campus of the Rivers state university on Wednesday, Wike said they deserve to be respected because those PDP governors referred to as “children” are carrying out projects that would be used to campaign in their states.
Wike said, “The only states you can see commissioning or flag off of projects are those states according to them that the children are in charge.
“If a PDP state is not doing well, don’t think you will be voted for because APC is not doing well.
“That’s why the party should respect us and know that we are the ones campaigning for the party because we have what we can use to campaign.
“It’s not to abuse people on the pages of a newspaper or go on television and bring people who have some mental problems to defend something they cannot defend.”
KanyiDaily recalls that Nyesom Wike had also slammed Iyorchia Ayu for showing “ingratitude” and “arrogance” after he said he won’t resign as PDP chairman.