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Ayu Must Go, Wike Insists



Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has insisted that the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Iyorchia Ayu, must resign his position.

Wike and his G-5 group have been agitating for the removal of Iyorchia Ayu as the National Chairman of PDP.

They stressed that the North can’t produce the party’s National Chairman and presidential candidate.

He stated that he doesn’t have anything against the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

He said he is at peace with the former Nigerian Vice President even though he lost the party’s presidential ticket to him.

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He made this known in Port Harcourt, the state capital, when he received some chieftains of the state on the occasion of his 55th birthday.

However, Wike said, “I have no problem with our presidential candidate. All I am saying is what is the interest of Rivers people? What is the interest of the South-South and the South?”

The governor also noted that he never regretted running for the party’s presidential ticket.

“I don’t regret I ran for the presidency. In the name of God, I am happy to make Rivers State proud. I am happy as far I am concerned. If they had allowed it to be what it is supposed to be, I would have won the election. It has happened.

“People said because I lost the election, it doesn’t matter. I didn’t lose election. This is my first time of trying to run for office of the president of Nigeria and we made impact,” he added.

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