PDP: ‘Wike is instrumental to our party’s growth’ – Fayose
Former governor of Ekiti, Ayo Fayose, has weighed in on the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) crisis, claiming that the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, is not opposed to Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike.
Wike has been at the center of calls for the resignation of the party’s chairman, Iyiorcha Ayu. Despite the resignation of Board of Trustees Chairman (Bot), Walid Jibrin, the feud between the two has deepened.
The PDP’s National Executive Council also gave Senator Ayu a vote of confidence, which enraged Wike even more.
However, Fayose claimed that the alleged feud between the two was sparked by enemies seeking to create friction within the party, and that Atiku and Wike are not at odds.
“For me, I want to believe his Excellency Atiku Abubakar is not against you but let me say this quickly.
“A lot of people surrounding the throne are enemies of the throne, and a lot of people surrounding the throne have an issue to grind with somebody or some issues with somebody and they take it to where they are not supposed to take it,” he stated at the dedication of the Obuama Community Secondary School in Rivers State on Friday.
Wike was dubbed the “soul of the party” by Fayose, and he was instrumental in PDP’s growth.
“There is no living being within this party and outside this party that will not acknowledge your contribution to this party. You are the soul of this party even till now what you do how many people do it.”
“Let me say: your good works will never go unrewarded. I have found out some things. The people that have benefited from you are the people that have pulled people down; the people you brought up; the people you laboured over for day and night.”
Fayose was optimistic that the party’s crisis would be resolved amicably, and the goal was to push for victory in the 2023 elections.