Governor Wike Calls For Suspension Of Iyorchia Ayu For Anti-Party

By Damilare Adeleye

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has berated the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, over the suspension of some chieftains of the party including former Ekiti State governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose.

Governor Wike held that the National Chairman should be suspended for anti-party activities, and not the party members.

The governor was reacting to the suspension of Ayodele Fayose, the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius, and recommendation of Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State to face disciplinary committee.

However, the governor while addressing journalists in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Thursday, said Ayu should face disciplinary committee for anti-party activities.

Wike said Ayu lost his polling unit and ward due to his fraudulent activities.

According to Wike: “If there is any person deserving suspension it should be you (Ayu), who played anti-party by refusing to obey the constitution of the party on the zoning of political offices as is required. So, whoever tells you can suspend people, please tell the person that he is not serious.

“if you are talking of anti-party, it is you who could not even deliver your unit, deliver your ward that is involved. Because of the fraudulent activities you are involved in, people have lost hope in you.”