The supporters of the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike have clapped back at the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Iyorchia Ayu.
Ayu had made a statement saying Wike was a child when he and others formed the PDP.
He spoke on Wednesday.
Recall that Ayu on Wednesday warned that they won’t allow children to destroy the main opposition party over their call for his resignation.
The camp of Governor Wike has been calling for Ayu’s resignation as a condition to support the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar.
Ayu in an interview with BBC Hausa described people calling for his resignation as children.
A former member of the House of Representatives, Ogbonna Nwuke, on Wednesday warned that the ‘children’ will punish Ayu and the party in 2023.
Nwuke while speaking with Leadership noted that this might happen if Ayu fails to obey the constitution of the party.
According to Nwuke, Ayu knows that he should step down with the presidential candidate of the party emerging from his zone.
Nwuke said, “There are over 40 million youths who are going to vote in the 2023 election and those are the people Ayu is calling children. It means that children will vote in this election and children may punish people like him for not keeping to the rules of engagement.
“It is amazing that a national chairman of a political party such as the PDP will make such an unguarded comment. It is a shame; it shows you how power-drunk some of these people are.
“Now, Ayu claims that he won an election, nobody is going to argue with that. He won based on the party’s constitution. What does the constitution say? I think Ayu is just trying to be clever by half. He won based on power rotation.
“I don’t know why it is difficult for him to make the sacrifice that the PDP needs now to move forward.”