Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has mocked a former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Iyorchia Ayu over the party’s failure in the 2023 presidential election.
Wike, who championed the call for Ayu’s resignation in the lead-up to the elections, claimed the Benue-born PDP chieftain has no electoral value.
He said during a media chat with selected journalists in Port Harcourt on Tuesday that, “So, you can see that he has nothing to offer to the party. We won here which means we have something to offer to the party. Ayu has nothing to offer to the party.”
He added that the appointment of an acting national chairman means little. But he expressed happiness that Ayu did not quit as the PDP chairman before the election.
“What advantage is Ayu’s stepping aside?” he asked.
But he admitted that “We are happy that Ayu did not go that time because if he had gone, they would have been saying that it was because he left that is why we lost [the presidential election].”