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PDP Crisis: Wike Cannot Determine Ayu’s Fate – PDP Chieftain 




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A member of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Timothy Osadolor, has said the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike can not determine the fate of the embattled PDP national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu.

Naija News recalls that last week Monday, March 28, a Makurdi High Court presided over by Justice Wilfred Kpochi issued an interim order restraining Ayu from “parading himself as the National Chairman of PDP.”

The order of the court followed an ex-parte application brought before the court by a PDP stalwart, Mr Conrad Utaan against Ayu and the PDP in a suit No MHC/85/2023.

Hitherto that, Wike and his other four aggrieved governors known as the G5 in the PDP had pushed for the resignation of Ayu for a candidate of southern extraction.

Ayu’s failure to step down led to the five governors working against the party’s flag bearer, Atiku Abubakar.

However, following the court order of last, Wike has come out to mock Ayu over the crisis.

But Osadolor in a chat with The Punch believes that Wike can’t determine Ayu’s fate in the party.

He said the five aggrieved governors had no moral justification ‘ab initio’ to ask for the resignation of the embattled national chairman.

He noted that“‘First and foremost, the five aggrieved governors had no moral justification ab initio to ask for the resignation of the national chairman. If the NEC which is the highest organ of the party gives Senator Iyorchia Ayu and his executive a clean bill of health, I wonder how Governor Wike and his co-travellers think the party would bow to their wishes. It was an aberration that was taken too far, it was a dream that he (Wike) dreamt for too long that was unnecessary and had no place in reality. Yes, PDP lost the presidential election in those states you mentioned but we won in Yobe, Kebbi that can be considered as strongholds of the ruling party.

“Gov Wike cannot determine the fate of Senator Ayu. The man he brought to distract the party who happened to be his fellow governor all lost in their bids to go to the Senate. Ortom, Ikpeazu and Ugwuanyi all lost. He should have saved them if he is that powerful.”

The PDP lawmaker while commenting on the speculation that the Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, who is also a member of the G5 was allegedly behind Ayu’s ordeal said he doesn’t know what he (Ortom) is fighting back for.

Osadolor advanced that  “I don’t know what he is fighting for. The seat was never his birthright, it was never assured to him, it was never given to him by inheritance or by way of merit. If there is anybody that is an example of a classical failure and disappointment as a governor. He should go to church since he is a Christian for penance, rather than looking for the mandate that he was never given.

*The truth is that Ortom is a disappointment, and he will go down in the history of this country as one of the worst ever elected public officers in Nigeria.

“Ortom failed his people, and they paid him back by rejecting his bid to represent them in the Senate. That is a simple truth. You don’t have to come from Benue to know that the stewardship of the man is nothing to write home about.

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“The PDP is bigger than five governors and all the governors in this world. All these governors and senators are members like me. We are all part of the party, we are not bigger than the party, so the party itself will take decisions in its best interest and not in the interest of Governor Wike or any other person. What they should be doing now is writing reports on how to hand over their states back to their successors and those that are succeeding them and not meddling in issues that are far and above them.”

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