Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has hit back at the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Iyorchia Ayu.
Speaking on Thursday, Wike knocked Ayu, adding that those he(Ayu) called children brought him from the gutters to become the Party Chairman.
Premium Politics reported on Wednesday that Ayu said those demanding his resignation are children.
“When we started the PDP journey, we did not see these children. They are children who do not know why we established this party,” he had said.
Premium Politics also reported how Wike’s allies demanded that the PDP national chairman should step down — as a precondition for resolving the rift with Atiku Abubakar, the party’s presidential candidate.
Some members of the party’s national working committee national are also said to be pushing for a probe of the party’s finances under Ayu’s watch.
Speaking on Thursday at the inauguration of roads in Ikwerre LGA of the state, Wike said those who Ayu described as children brought him from nothing to be chairman of the party.
According to The Cable, he said if Ayu remains arrogant and refuses to resign, it may cost the PDP the 2023 presidential election.
“You can imagine what power can do. You can imagine how ingratitude — how people can be ingrates in their lives,” Wike said.
“I thought as a chairman of a party who wants to win elections, your business is to bring peace to your party; your business is not to divide your party. Your business is not to show arrogance to your party.
“Yes, the children brought you to be chairman of the party. The children brought you from the gutter to make you chairman.
“Ayu, you were impeached as senate president. Ayu, you were sacked by Obasanjo in his administration. Arrogance cannot take you anywhere.
“Now, we have seen that you don’t want the party to win the election. We will help you.
“These children — these people you call boys — brought you from nothing.”