Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has described as ‘ridiculous’ the Peoples Democratic Party’s Board of Trustees’ request that the national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, resigns after the 2023 elections.
The PDP BoT had asked Ayu to commit that he would resign from office as the national chairman after the 2023 elections.
According to The Punch, the governor made comment on Monday at the international wing of the Port Harcourt International Airport, shortly after arriving from Spain.
He was accompanied by Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu and Samuel Ortom of Abia and Benue States.
Wike further described as out of order the PDP Board of Trustees’ resolution mandating Ayu to commit that he would resign after the 2023 elections.
The governor wondered why the BOT could not make Ayu fulfil his initial commitment that he would resign if a northerner emerges as presidential candidate from the PDP convention.
“To say he should make another commitment that he will resign after the elections, for me, BOT resolution is ridiculous,” the governor said.
Speaking further, Wike took a swipe at the PDP national chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, saying going by his responses to the allegations levelled against him, he stands indicted except proven otherwise.
He added, “Luckily for me, he (Ayu) has now mentioned that he went to the presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the Waziri of Adamawa where they discussed the issues of borrowing.
“Now, the question is, when you talk about borrowing, who approves borrowing? You must go to the National Working Committee.”