Ayu can’t lead PDP to victory – Wike

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has fired another salvo at Ayu, saying that he cannot lead the main opposition party to victory in next year’s presidential election.

Also, the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, said PDP can only ignore the five governors at great risk, insisting that Ayu should resign as chairman.

Wike, Ortom, and Governors Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu) have been protesting Ayu’s refusal to quit as chairman, following the emergence of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as a presidential candidate.

They maintained that since the national chairman had promised to resign, he should fulfill his promise.

The governor said his allies had resolved to continue the demand for the return of the national chairmanship to the South.

He said: “He made that commitment because he knows that it will not be equitable. There will be no fairness and justice if the presidential candidate comes from the same zone as him. And people are trivializing the issue. Why do you trivialize the issue?”

“If you like, abuse us the way you want to abuse us, but we will stand by what we have said. If you say you will not relinquish that position to the South, no problem.

“Go ahead, but you can’t force us to do what we think is not right. We will not do it. So, this kind of man cannot, in all honesty, take this party to any victory. He cannot.”



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