As the crisis within the Peoples Democratic Party worsens, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike on Monday threw a jab at party chairman Iyorchia Ayu, vowing to deal with his enemies, whom he tagged “small boys”.
“I am going to flog them pepperly. When we start campaign, we will know who is who,” the governor said in Aba, Abia State when he commissioned the Osisioma Interchange and the Dualised Aba-Owerri Road.
“God has given me what it takes to crush these people, for me to crush my enemies,” Wike said.
He disclosed that he turned down the plea of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to leave his enemies to God.
“I was in the plane with him (Ikpeazu) and we were discussing. He said why will not leave these people for God? But I told him why are you overcrowding God? God has given me what it takes to crush these people, for me to crush my enemies.
“Now that I know I have the capacity to flog these small boys, you want me to leave it for God? I won’t do that. I am going to flog them pepperly. When we start campaign, we will know who is who,” Wike promised.
The PDP strongman said he understands what relationship is, stressing that nobody can break his ranks with his PDP brother governors and allies like Ikpeazu, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), Governor Samuel Ortom (Benue), and Governor Seyi Makinde (Oyo).
“No relationship can be bought with money. When I read some newspapers, they say some people are making attempts to break ranks. I said do you understand the modus operandi of what we are doing? If they understand the modus operandi, they will not waste their time.
“If you like, go and meet Ikpeazu, if you like go and meet Seyi, if you like go and meet Ortom, if you like go and meet Ugwuanyi. You don’t even understand what we are doing…you are making mistakes,” the Rivers governor stated.
Wike called on Ayu to respect agreement and resign or Nigerians will know who is relevant or not at the appropriate time.
Recall that the PDP chairman had described Wike and those calling for his resignation as “children”.
Wike had also responded by saying the “children” brought the former senator from the gutters and made him PDP national chairman last year.