Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has mocked Iyorchia Ayu over his temporary removal as the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
CHECKPOINTCHARLEY had reported that Umar Damagum was announced on Tuesday as Ayu’s replacement in an acting capacity.
This comes two days after the Executive Committee of the PDP in Igyorov Ward, Gboko Local Government Area (LGA) of Benue State suspended Ayu with immediate effect.
Reacting to Ayu’s ouster later, Wike celebrated his (Ayu’s) waterloo while commissioning 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,” he said.
The Rivers State Governor also cautioned those celebrating the emergence of a new governor in the state, stressing that he is still in charge until May 29.
“So, if you do anything, I’ll pepper you,” he added. “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,” Wike said.
On PDP chairmanship he added, “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.
“When you came, it was the ward that suspended Secondus and you went and took office. It is now that you know that it’s only NEC. Let me tell you, since they’ve not told you, the courts have struck off that section out of our constitution to say ‘NEC only.’”