‘No Need For This’ – PDP Chairman, Ayu Reacts To Wike-Obaseki Clash

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Iyorchia Ayu, has condemned the war of words between Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and his Edo counterpart, Godwin Obaseki.

Naija News recalls both Wike and Obaseki have been involved in a war of words over the crisis plaguing the Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Wike had on Saturday castigated the Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu for threatening that some of his supporters may dump the PDP over unresolved issues in the state chapter of the party.

But in defence of his deputy, Obaseki in a statement sent on Naija News on Monday and signed by his spokesman, Crusoe Osagie, described the attack against Shaibu as most unfortunate and totally uncalled for.

Responding, Wike lambasted Obaseki for his outburst, describing him as a serial betrayer and ungrateful person, adding Adams Oshiomole who warned him about Obaseki’s behaviour has been vindicated.

The PDP chairman has asked party members to stop hurling verbal insults against each other, refrain from name-calling in public and settle their differences internally.

Ayu made this known at a joint meeting of the Board of Trustees (BoT) and the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party on Wednesday at the PDP headquarters in Abuja.

Speaking in the presence of Wike, who maintained a straight face, the PDP chairman further warned party members to stop attacking each other.

He disclosed that verbal attacks and internal crises are a distraction for the party, adding that the focus now should be on winning elections.

He said: “I am calling on every single member of the PDP family to put their differences aside. We are not out to fight against ourselves; our goal is to unite the party, go out as we used to do, win elections as we used to do.

“I call on every member of this party to forget their differences. If there are differences, we must settle our differences in-house. No party member should attack another party member.

“If there are any issues, we have different organs of the party to resolve party differences.”

This article was originally published on Nigeria News