A People Democratic Party (PDP) chief in Rivers State and former member of the National Assembly, Ogbonna Nwuke, has said the call by the South-West geo-political zone of the PDP, demanding the removal of the National Chairman of the party, Iyorchia Ayu, has vindicated the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.
Nwuke, in a statement in Port Harcourt, yesterday, said some people had tried to divert the attention from the real issues by accusing Wike of trying to destabilise the party because he did not win the presidential primaries and did not get the position of running mate.
Nwuke expressed joy that the stance taken by the South West leaders, when Atiku visited them, had shown that the struggle to right the imbalances in the party is not just about Wike.
He said: “Wike is not the issue as some people would want us to believe. Wike has become the symbol of the struggle for the protection of the rights of the people of Southern Nigeria.
“We are glad by the fact that the South West has spoken clearly. Those who are claiming that Ayu’s removal will raise constitutional issues are deceiving themselves.
“Where was the PDP Constitution when some people decided to ignore the provisions of Article 7(3)(c), which dwells on power rotation? Was that in itself not a breech of the PDP Constitution?”