Wike celebrates Ayu’s ouster as PDP chairman
Rivers State governor Nyesom Wike has expressed delight over the ouster Iyorchia Ayu as the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The National Working Committee (NWC) of PDP on Tuesday appointed its Deputy National Chairman (North), Ambassador Umar Damagum, as acting national chairman.
The committee explained that the decision to appoint Damagum was in line with the ruling of court.
On Monday a Makurdi High Court presided over by Justice Wilfred Kpochi issued an interim order restraining Ayu from parading himself as the national chairman of the PDP.
The order of the court issued followed an ex-parte application brought before the court by a PDP stalwart, Conrad Utaan against Ayu and the PDP.
Ayu had been involved in a bitter feud with some top PDP members led by five governors identified as the G5.
After Ayu’s removal was announced, Wike celebrated the defeat at the commissioning of the Trans-Kalabari Road Phase 1, Degema Local Government Area (LGA), Rivers State.
“You see how God works? All those people who were plotting evil against us, they are now the ones suffering it.
“So, if you do anything, I’ll pepper you. You see how I peppered them now? Are they not the ones suffering it now? Ayu said nobody can suspend him, but today he has packed up from the office.
“We have an acting chairman now. I told him, ‘You will go. Whether you like it or not, you will go.’ Those lawyers telling you that the ward has no power to suspend you, that it’s only NEC, then you don’t understand.”
Wike added that when Ayu came, it was the ward that suspended Uche Secondus which led to him assuming office.