Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has wondered about the basis of the claim by Iyorchia Ayu, the National Chairman of his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who on Monday said that they are reaching out to the G-5 governors.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that according to Wike, Ayu lied when he also claimed that one of the G-5 governors visited him at his residence.
Governor Wike, who took exception to such ‘blackmail’, insisted that neither he nor any G5 governor went to the residence of Ayu.
Wike spoke at Ogu Mini Stadium, the venue of the Rivers State PDP campaign flag-off rally for Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area on Tuesday.
The Rivers State governor stated that this is not the first time such insinuation has been made, but that the G-5 governors will win the battle in PDP at the end of the day.
“Nobody can blackmail us. We’ll never go and meet anybody. We are who we are. This is not the first time we have battled. This battle we will win at the end of the day,” he said.
To Governor Wike, he and his colleague in the G-5 are determined not to allow any person to chase them away from a party that they have built.
“We have gone to court against them. We are not running away from them, all our candidates went to court, our party went to court. I went to court too. We’ll stay here and we’ll battle it. We are not going to run away from anybody.
“Are we going to run away from armed robbers? It’s not possible. You can’t chase us away from the house we built. Rather, we’ll chase you out because you are used to running away,” Wike said.
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