The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman, AYu Iyorchia, has come clean on his reported last meeting with Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, in Portharcourt.
Newsonline reports that the former senate president – who is the center of controversy between Wike and his group and Atiku – said contrary to news making rounds he has been having good moments with his family for the new year break.
A viral picture on Wednesday made its way to social media. In the viral picture were Wike and Ayu, and a claim that the PDP national chairman meet the Rivers State governor to find lasting solution to the crisis ravaging the party.
Wike and his team – which includes Seyi Makinde of Oyo, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia and Samuel Ortom of Benue – have been at dagger-drawn length with the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and the national chairman, Ayu Iyorchia.
Wike and his integrity group team are demanding the resignation of Ayu from his position as national chairman, and a zonning of the position to the South. They are of the opinion that the party’s presidential candidate and the national chairman cannot come from the same zone according to the party’s constitution. The integrity group maintained that to work for the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku, Ayu must go. A demand Ayu and Atiku are not willing to agree to.
The PDP national chairman, Ayu’s Special Adviser on Media and Communications, Simon Imobo-Tswam said his principal never met with Wike in Port Harcourt or anywhere else.
A statement by Imobo-Tswam read, “Dr. Ayu states clearly that: He never travelled to Port Harcourt and he has not set eyes on Gov. Wike lately.
“The photograph trending on the social media is an old one. The story accompanying it is, therefore, false and mischievous.
“For the purpose of factual accuracy, that he is in no way embattled.
“The National Chairman is, rather, enjoying the New Year break with his family.”