Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has mocked the national chairman of the the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Iyorchia Ayu for allegedly failing to win for his polling unit and ward for the party.
According to him on the contrary the PDP won the governorship, three senatorial seats, 10 federal and 31 federal and state constituencies in the general elections.
He said, while the PDP national chairman, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, who once derided the G-5 governors as small boys failed to win his ward, local government and State for the presidential candidate in the 25 February election. According to him, PDP also lost woefully in Niger, Jigawa, Imo, Sokoto, Yobe and other states.
“Ayu lost his polling unit. I won three senatorial seats, and 31 House of Assembly seats. He didn’t get anything. Lamido did not win the presidential election in Jigawa. Babangida Aliyu did not win. So, who is the betrayer? We won to make sure PDP exists. Of what relevance is he as national chairman? He couldn’t deliver his polling unit.”
Besides the fact that he mocked Ayu over alleged failure to win his polling unit, Governor Wike dismissed insinuation that he will try to manipulate the Rivers State governor-elect, Siminailayi Fubara, when he leaves office.
The governor also clarified that Fubara, who resigned as Accountant General of the State to contest the 2023 governorship election, is not wanted by the EFCC. According to him, some disgruntled politicians in the State were behind the rumour.
Governor Wike stated that Fubara on assumption of office will continue from where his administration stopped and will consolidate on the NEW Rivers Vision.