PDP Crisis Worsens as Wike Makes Another Strong Allegation against Iyorchia Ayu
- The governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, has accused the PDP national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, of engaging in anti-party activity
- Wike alleged that Ayu ordered the lawyers handling the Rivers PDP's cases against other parties in the state to withdraw their services
- The Rivers state governor who spoke at a PDP rally vowed to fight back, saying he has given an instruction to his lawyers
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Etche LGA, Rivers state - Governor Nyesom Wike has accused Iyorchia Ayu, the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic (PDP), of ordering lawyers handling some of the party’s cases in Rivers state to withdraw their legal representations.
The Rivers governor described the alleged directive as anti-party, saying such acts would beget a corresponding reaction from the state chapter of the party, The Nation reported.
Wike said this at the State School premises, Okehi 1, the venue of the Rivers state PDP campaign inauguration in Etche local government area on Monday, January 30.
Legit.ng gathers that the Rivers PDP took some political parties in the state to court over non-compliance to the regulations and laws of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) during the conduct of their various primaries.
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Wike said instead of the PDP national leadership supporting the suits, it asked lawyers handling the various matters to withdraw legal representations.
“We have caught them. They are the ones engaged in anti-party. I told them anti-party begets anti-party," he said.
Wike vows to fight back
Speaking further, Governor Wike said he will hit the PDP leadership back on Tuesday, January 31 just as he added that he has also instructed his lawyers "to withdraw from the matter."
“Nobody hurts us without sustaining a scar. Anybody who dares to touch us in Rivers state, I will inflict many scars on him and we have started it," he said.
Iyorchia launches counter-offensive against G5 Governors
In another report, Ayu, the PDP national chairman allegedly launched a counter-offensive against the aggrieved governors of the party, known as G5 governors.
He was reported to have shredded the poll agents' lists that the governors had compiled and sent to the national secretariat of the party in Abuja.
The PDP national chairman was said to have expressed fear over the possibility of entrusting the party's destinies in the hands of those the dissenting governors have nominated.