Nobody Can Sack Me As PDP National Chairman — Iyorchia Ayu Dares Wike
Iyorchia Ayu has challenged Nyesom Wike, saying no one can sack him because the occasion’s nationwide chairman
The disaster rocking the Peoples Democratic Party has taken one other dimension with the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, saying no one can sack him.
Ayu mentioned this in Tiv dialect whereas addressing the group that welcomed him house in Gboko on Friday.
He additionally mentioned he had the ability to cease any candidate beneath the occasion, notably within the state following the assaults on his particular person.
“I’ve been silent over all of the issues you’re listening to towards me as a result of I don’t need any crack within the occasion I belong to in my state. I’ve the ability to say, ‘you and you will not go anywhere,’ as a result of I’ll insist that I need to signal earlier than you go anyplace.
“But I’ve signed for all candidates produced by the PDP to go forward with their desires; whether or not I prefer it or not, I signed. So, I used to be doing that believing that I can’t shoot myself within the leg. I would like Benue to return first by successful all elections in order that Nigerians will say that the nationwide chairman has delivered his state to PDP with Alhaji Atiku Abubakar successful 90 per cent of the votes and Titus Uba as governor in 2023.
The governor and the nationwide chairman, who hail from the identical senatorial district have been in opposing camps throughout the occasion since its presidential major produced Alhaji Abubakar Atiku because the occasion flag bearer towards the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, who was the selection of some governors, together with Ortom.
The governor and his counterparts in Oyo, Abia and Enugu have repeatedly known as for the resignation of Ayu because the occasion’s chairman to revive peace to the primary opposition occasion.
Ayu’s kinsmen within the Jemgbah axis had additionally accused the governor of teaming up with others to drag down their son from his exalted workplace.
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But the nationwide chairman informed the group of supporters that he wouldn’t resign till the day “God permits”.
“Nothing ought to fear you, my folks. Since I began politics greater than 30 years in the past, you might have by no means rejected me; you’re all the time supporting me. They say a prophet has no respect in his house, however my case is completely different. I’m overwhelmed by this nice present of affection.
The PDP is one and never divided. I’m making an attempt my greatest to not disappoint Benue folks and Nigerians basically, so in case you hear that they need to chase Ayu out as nationwide chairman, don’t be anxious; no one goes to sack me as nationwide chairman of our occasion. I’ll go away the seat on a day that God permits.
“It is God that enthrones management, He makes use of folks to enthrone an individual over others and protects that particular person. I need to guarantee you that each one today, God has been defending me even after I went on sick go away overseas, God remains to be defending me.
“The Tiv people have suffered so much in this country. We have yet to get our share of the national cake, so my charge to you is not to relent in prayers so that this time around, come 2023, God will give us a President who will work closely with the governor of our state to wipe out our tears,” he added.
Ayu additionally allayed fears about Atiku’s ethnicity and known as on folks of the state to vote massively for the occasion.
He added, “During Senator J S Tarka’s period, God gave us a Fulani man, Alhaji Shehu Shagari. Did he combat the Tiv nation? Did he kill our folks? He appointed 5 ministers from Benue State and the Speaker of the House of Representatives: Benjamin Chaha, Paul Unongo (Minister of Steel), Isaac Shaahu (Minister of Communications), Mrs Elizabeth Ivase (Education Minister), Audu Ogbeh, and many others. Was he not a Fulani man?
“Another Fulani man, Yar’ Adua, appointed a Tiv man, Michael Kaase Aondoakaa, his Minister of Justice. Today, the flagbearer of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, who just isn’t solely a chieftaincy title holder of the Tiv folks because the Zege Mule U Tiv but additionally my good friend, informed me his plans for the Tiv nation, that he’ll wipe away the tears of our folks.
“So, no one ought to attempt to carry any troubles to you. I’m telling you at this time, PDP is one occasion. A celebration that has divisions doesn’t win elections.
No matter the power of any occasion, if it doesn’t have unity, it’ll lose elections.”