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‘Battle Line Has Been Drawn’ – Wike To Ayu Over Suspension Of PDP Members



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Wike has told Ayu that the recent suspension of PDP members will not help the party in the upcoming elections.


NewsOnline reports that Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike has told the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, that a battle line has just been drawn.

He said his recent suspension of party members loyal to the G-5 Governors will not help the PDP in the forthcoming polls.

Wike made the submission while reacting to the recent suspension of some party members.


Recall that the National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP in a statement signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Hon. Debo Ologunagba, in Abuja, on Friday announced the suspension of some members including the son of former Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State, Oluwajomiloju Fayose.

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The PDP said they were suspended for anti-party activities.

But Wike in his reaction accused the PDP leadership of suspending party members loyal to the G-5 Governors who have given conditions to support the party’s presidential candidate for 2023, Atiku Abubakar.

The Governor particularly described the dissolution of the Ekiti State executive committee of the PDP by the Ayu-led NWC as an act of tyranny that would be challenged in court.

He dared Ayu to suspend him or any of the G-5 Governors and warned that the resort to despotism by the Ayu-led NWC would compound the headaches of the party ahead of the polls.


Wike said: “Your suspending people will not help you in any way. The battle line has been fully drawn. As I speak to you we will do everything legally possible to challenge any decision that we know is illegal.

“Don’t think you can threaten people by telling them you are suspended. Rubbish. It is completely rubbish. We are above that level. Don’t think you can threaten and intimidate anybody. We believe in the rule of law and we believe our party must respect their constitution.

“You are doing what will give you more headaches as far as this election is concerned. We are watching and we are waiting for you to announce more of my friends. When a man says you will not sleep, will he sleep too? Will Ayu sleep?”