Wike lambasts Ayu, says ‘he’s an ingrate, arrogant’

Gov. Nyesom Wike


Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has described the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Iyorchia Ayu as an ingrate and an arrogant person.

He spoke on Thursday at the inauguration   of Omerelu Internal roads in the Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state.

Wike who was obviously furious noted that it was an act of ingratitude for Ayu to refer to him and other PDP governors who assisted to be the chairman of the party as ‘children.’

He, however, said ‘these children’ would matter even as the elections are fast approaching.

Wike noted that Ayu claimed he founded the party but he had left the party in 2007, while others nurtures it to what it is today.

These children you said we are, brought you from nothing,” Wike said.

He added, “Now we have seen that you don’t want the party to win the 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.

“Nigerians have seen how ungrateful some of you can be, and that’s why Nigerians also want to be careful, if we give these people power, are you sure they will also be grateful to Nigerians?

He said it was Ayu’s desire to manage the ₦14billion raised during primaries, pointing out that he has demonstrated the highest level of ingratitude and arrogance for describing him and members of his team as children after he assisted in attaining his present position.

Also speaking at the event, a member of the Board of Trustees of the PDP and former Deputy National Chairman of the Party, Chief Bode George, stated that Ayu’s utterances portray him as immature.

He said, “When a serving national chairman of our party is calling elected governors that they are children.

“Does he think that children don’t grow? Or is there a life perpetual on him? We need to watch our language. It shows to me that it is him who is immature.”

George who attended the event in company with his wife, Roli, commended Wike for developmental strides in the state, stating that he is one of the best performing governors in the country if not the best.

He condemned the scenario in which almost all the principal officers of the party are from a section of the country, arguing that this anomaly must be corrected.


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