Following the refusal of Senator Iyorchia Ayu to resign as the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has decided to avoid comments on the party’s crisis.
Wike had used the opportunity of projects commissioning in his state to attack his political enemies, but on Friday during the commissioning of Community Secondary School, Obuama in Degema Local Government Area (LGA) of Rivers State where he spoke, Wike did not comment at all on the PDP crisis. In fact, his speech was brief.
Contrary to expectations in some quarters that Ayu could be removed Thursday, the PDP National Working Committee (NWC) at the meeting gave the Benue-born politician a vote of confidence. It urged Wike and all aggrieved voices to get rid of their anger and support the party to win the 2023 elections.
A sombre Wike kept mum on the outcome of the NWC meeting, and focused on his stewardship in Rivers, saying: “All through this week, we have been busy trying to make people understand what Rivers have been doing in the education sector.
“Before people were saying, is it only road, road, we do. Now since Monday, we have been talking about tertiary education. We are now talking about basic education.
“By the time we finish we will also go back to the health sector and let the state see what we have done in the health sector.
“For me, it is touching all round sectors, because no one sector can be said to be more important.
“We are trying to do more of the roads because road attracts development.
“If there are no roads, people will not go and build houses, and will not invest.”