Governor Nyesom Wike said he does not fight and go back, as he maintained that the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Iyrochia Ayu, must resign from his position, and mocked the former national chairman, Uche Secondus for dancing that the NEC passed a vote of confidence on Ayu.
Newsonline reports that Wike, Rivers state governor, said he was not disturbed by the vote of confidence passed on Ayu by the National Executive Council (NEC) of the party.
Wike said even if Ayu gets 20 votes of confidence from the NEC, he and his team maintained their request that Ayu will resign from his position.
Stating that he and his team are patiently waiting for INEC to lift the ban on the campaign ahead of the 2023 election, Wike challenged Secondus to come and mobilize votes for the PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar in the state.
Wike stated this at a grand reception for over 90 defectors from various political parties into the PDP at the Isaac Adaka Boro Park in Port Harcourt on Saturday.
He said, “I was watching, listening. They say there is one man called Secondus. They say he was dancing, celebrating that NEC gave their person a vote of confidence. He forgets history.
“Ask him, the same NEC through Aliyu Babangida, who moved a motion for vote of confidence supported by the same person, Ndude Elumelu, they gave him a vote of confidence. What happened? He left the office.
“We don’t fight and go back. If you like you can have as many as 20 votes of confidence, it is not my business. My business and my team is to make sure the right thing is done.
“And the right thing must be done, whether today or tomorrow. So let nobody worry him or herself. If you are dancing, come home and dance. Come and mobilize for the person you think will win the election.”
Referring to Secondus Wike added, “We are here, I am here waiting for him. No more 419 in this game, no more 419 in this state. We have stopped all these 419 people. Enough is enough.
“You people should go home and rest. We know we are already waiting for the day set by INEC for them to blow the whistle.
“When they blow the whistle, we will know those who are in charge of Rivers State and those who are mere visitors to the state.
“You know we have those in Rivers State and those who come from Abuja. We stay here as those of us from Rivers State Monday to Sunday. Visitors come Friday and go back on Sunday.”