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2023 elections show Ayu is politically irrelevant, I won’t leave PDP – Wike

2023 elections show Ayu is politically irrelevant, I won't leave PDP - Wike


Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has described the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, as irrelevant to the party.

Wike said the outcome of the 2023 general election indicated that Ayu has brought no political value to the party.

Speaking during a media chat in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, the governor vowed never to leave PDP for Ayu and his allies.

He noted that Ayu lost his polling unit, his ward and senatorial district in Benue State.

Wike noted that he ensured that PDP won all Senatorial districts in Rivers State.

According to Wike: “Rivers is PDP. The governorship and national assembly members are PDP. Ayu lost his polling unit. I won three senatorial seats, 32 house of Assembly seats. He didn’t get anything.

“Babangida Aliyu did not win. So who is the betrayer? We won to make sure PDP exist. Of what relevance is he as national chairman? He couldn’t deliver his polling unit.

“Mention one state that PDP did what Rivers State did, who loves PDP more? I am saying the NWC must do the right thing. I cannot leave this party. Ayu left and came back.”

Wike has been against Ayu occupying the seat of the PDP National Chairman.

The governor had called for Ayu’s removal following the emergence of Atiku Abubakar as the PDP presidential candidate.


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