Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has stated his support for the suspension of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman Iyorchia Ayu.
On Sunday, the PDP Executive Committee in Igyorov Ward, Gboko Local Government Area, Benue State, suspended Ayu after a vote of no confidence in him for anti-party activities.
Wike, who was a guest on Sunrise Daily, stated that he supports the move because Ayu played a major role in the PDP’s colossal failure in the 2023 general elections.
“I am in support of the suspension,” Wike replied when asked if he was behind the actions of the PDP officials in Benue.
“In fact if he (Ayu) had left before now, they would have said he has left and that was why the PDP failed the election,” the governor buttressed his point.
“First of all, if you are a member of the party will you be happy with the way the party is today, it is only in this country that you see someone who has failed woefully and without any conscience would still like to occupy the position
“In advanced countries like you see and you are the head of the party, I feel like such a colossal failure you do not need anybody to tell you to turn in the towel.
“So those in his ward from Benue are hungry, why are they angry before now Ayu ought to have left that office, people were saying we were pushing for Ayu to leave and that we had a hidden agenda to make PDP fail
“Ayu remained and PDP didn’t win, you lost your unit as National Chairman you lost your ward, as National Chairman you lost your Local government, as National Chairman of the party not only did you take a distant third in the presidential election you also lost in the state gubernatorial election,” Wike explained.