Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has described the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Iyorchia Ayu, as irrelevant and a betrayer.
Speaking during a media chat on Wednesday in Port Harcourt, the State capital, Wike also described the former governors of Jigawa and Niger states, Sule Lamido, and Babaginda Aliyu, respectively, as betrayers and of no value to the PDP.
He said Ayu has brought no value to the party because he failed to win his polling unit, his ward, and his senatorial district in the just-concluded general elections.
Wike added that the PDP chairman should not be hanging on the successes of others to crave relevance as the chairman of the party, saying that all he wants is equity and fairness.
The governor said unlike Ayu, Lamido, and Aliyu, he won all senatorial seats, the House of Assembly seats, and 90 percent of the National Assembly elections for the party in the state.
He said: “Rivers is PDP. The governorship and national assembly members are PDP. Ayu lost his polling unit. I won three senatorial seats, and 32 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.
“I am a peacemaker. All I want is equity and fairness. I am not a troublemaker. PDP should be careful. There are those who don’t want PDP to survive. They called us small boys.
Mention one state that PDP did what Rivers State did. who loves PDP more? I am saying the NWC must do the right thing. Why do you want to use another zone to remain as a national chairman? I cannot leave this party. Ayu left and came back.”