Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has dared National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Senator Iyorchia Ayu to suspend him or any of the G-5 Governors saying that they are above the threat of suspension.
He gave the challenge Saturday while speaking at the campaign flag-off rally by the State PDP Campaign Council in Bori, Khana Local Government Area.
Wike was reacting to the dissolution of the Ekiti State executive committee of the Peoples Democratic Party by the Iyorchia Ayu-led National Working Committee (NWC) which he described as an act of tyranny that would be challenged in court.
He warned that the resort to despotism by the PDP National Working Committee would not do the party any good in the forthcoming general elections.
Wike explained that the reason why the dissolution of the Ekiti State working committee would be challenged in court was that there were still members of the PDP who believed in the rule of law and that the party should respect its constitution.
“Let me also use this opportunity to say to Iyorchia Ayu and his team, your dissolving Ekiti State Exco will not help you in anyway”, he said, adding “Your suspending people will not help you in anyway. The battle line has been fully drawn. As I speak to you, we will do everything legally possible to challenge any decision we know is illegal”.
He stressed that the Ayu-led NWC resort to tyranny would do more damage to the PDP as far as the coming general election is concerned.
He stressed; “So, don’t think you can threaten people by saying so, so persons have been suspended. Rubbish! Completely rubbish. We are above that level that you think you can threaten anybody, intimidate anybody with whatever illegal decision you have taken.”
He dared Ayu and his cohorts to extend the despotic tendencies to the G-5 governors and see if they could withstand the repercussion.
“So, we are waiting for you to announce my own and any other of my friend. Like I have said, when a man says you will not sleep, he too, will he sleep? Will Ayu sleep? Will those his cohorts sleep? So don’t worry, we have the capacity to pay back. We have the capacity to tell you that enough is enough,” he told Ayu.
SUSPENDING PDP MEMBERS WOULD NOT BE BENEFICIAL TO AYU AND HIS TEAM. pic.twitter.com/9eF87F5YCo
— Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (@GovWike) January 21, 2023