The war of words between the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike and his party’s national chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu is not abating. And it may not any time soon.
Only yesterday, Wike threatened to assist the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lose the 2023 presidential election. He spoke at the commissioning of a road in Omerelu community of Ikwerre Council.
The governor was responding to Wednesday’s comments by Ayu that those asking him to step down were children.
In an interview with BBC Hausa, Ayu had said: “I have not violated any rule; in fact, I am working to bring reforms to the party. I am truly not bothered by the unnecessary controversy being generated. When we started PDP, these children were not around. They are children who do not know why we formed the party. We will not allow any individual to destabilise our party.”
However, in his response, Wike described Ayu as a ‘greedy’ man who was only after his interest. He said it was obvious that Ayu wanted the PDP to lose in 2023 and he was willing to assist him achieve that.