Governor Nyesom Wike has fired back at the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Iyorchia Ayu after he said that those calling for his resignation were children when he and others formed the opposition party.
Wike who spoke at the commissioning of a road in Omerelu community in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers, on Thursday, September 1, said some PDP members brought Ayu from the ”gutters” to become Chairman of the party.
The Rivers state Governor also said that since Ayu wants the PDP to lose in 2023, he’s willing to assist him to achieve that.
“You can imagine what power can do. You can imagine the ingratitude; how people can be ingrates in their lives. 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. Doctor Ayu said we are children. Yes, the children brought you from the gutter to make you chairman. Now we have seen that you don’t want the party to win election, we will help you.
“Ayu, you said you founded this party, but you left the party in 2007. You founded a company, you left the company, people stood and brought out the company to what it is today, you have no moral right to still come and claim that you founded that company, you left with your shares. You want to show integrity, you want to show a party to Nigeria that we want to take over, you must convince Nigerians that we have the integrity. You are the driver that will drive the vehicle to convey us to go our destination. That is the victory we are looking for. If the driver has no integrity and cannot show honesty, how do you convince Nigerians? If you tell Nigerians something and cannot do it, is it when you enter into power that you will do it?”