Iyorchia Ayu Finally Met with Governor Wike? PDP National Chairman Opens Up
- The national chairman of the PDP, Iyorchia Ayu, has reacted to the social media speculations that he had a meeting with Governor Wike in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, January 4
- Ayu who spoke through his media aide, Simon Imobo-Tswam, denied meeting the Rivers governor in Port Harcourt or anywhere else
- The PDP national chairman is at the centre of the crisis rocking the opposition party as he refused to give in to G5 Governors’ demand for his resignation
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FCT, Abuja – Iyorchia Ayu, the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has denied meeting with the governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, in Port Harcourt amid the internal crisis rocking the opposition party ahead of the 2023 general election.
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Legit.ng notes that the PDP national chairman is at the centre of the PDP’s crisis.
Wike and other members of the G5 Governors had demanded Ayu’s resignation for a southerner to take over after Atiku Abubakar, a fellow northerner, emerged as the party’s presidential candidate.
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He (Ayu), however, refused to step down, making Wike and his allies withdraw their support for Atiku.
I had no recent meeting with Wike, says Ayu
Reacting to the speculations on social media that he held a meeting with Wike, Ayu said he had no meeting with the Rivers governor in Port Harcourt or anywhere else in Nigeria on Wednesday, January 4.
Vanguard reported that the PDP chairman spoke through his media aide, Simon Imobo-Tswam, in Abuja, on Wednesday.
Imobo-Tswam said the speculation was the handiwork of mischief makers, adding that Ayu has not seen Wike recently.
“Dr. Ayu states clearly that:1. He never travelled to Port Harcourt and 2. He has not set eyes on Gov. Wike lately.
“The photograph trending on the social media is an old one. The story accompanying it is, therefore, false and mischievous,” the statement read.
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Imobo-Tswam further said his principal, Ayu, is not embattled, adding that the PDP national chairman is enjoying the New Year Break with his family.
He urged members of the general public, especially members of the PDP, to ignore the story and focus on the 2023 general election.
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Meanwhile, there are indications that Governor Wike and his colleagues in the Integrity Group will storm Ibadan, Oyo state capital, on Thursday, January 5.
The mission of the G5 is to flag off the re-election campaign of Governor Seyi Makinde.
Also, they will reportedly use the avenue to give their stance on the presidential candidates of major parties ahead of the 2023 general elections.