The group also accused Governor Wike of using the call for the removal of the PDP National Chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, as a ploy to distract the party and its presidential candidate.
The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party National Youths Vanguard has accused the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, of working for the ruling All Progressives Congress’ Presidential Candidate, Bola Tinubu.
The group also accused Governor Wike of using the call for the removal of the PDP National Chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, as a ploy to distract the party and its presidential candidate, Abubakar Atiku ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The National Coordinator of the group, Ibrahim Bala Aboki, in a statement said it was crystal clear to “all concerned Nigerians that the Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike, has signed a pact with Bola Tinubu as an agent of destabilisation in the PDP.”
Aboki revealed that the governor’s activities along with his cohorts in recent times had shown that he was using the “Ayu Must Go” campaign to distract the PDP and its Presidential Candidate ahead of the 2023 general elections.
“We have been made aware of an agreement entered into between the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike and the former Lagos State Governor and APC candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to destroy the PDP from within in exchange for his protection when he leaves office in 2023,” he said.
Aboki added that Wike wa scared of most of his underhand actions in the state while in office and was making frantic efforts to cover up “these ferocious activities.”
“Nigerians need to know that the concern of Governor Wike is not the interest of the South as been postulated by him and his friends, but a personal battle to cover up his misdemeanours,” he added.
“In the first instance, why is Governor Wike always at the forefront of championing the removal of party chairmen at any given opportunity? Recall that in 2016 after the loss of the PDP in the 2015 general elections, it was Governor Wike who orchestrated the installation of Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as chairman of the party who nearly destabilized the party, except for the Supreme Court ruling of July 12, 2017.
“In the 2017 National Convention of the party, the same Governor Wike, denied Chief Bode George, Chief Olagunsoye Oyinlola and others from the South West from producing the National Chairmanship of the party when the PDP zoned the position to the south, and championed the installation of his brother, Prince Uche Secondus as Chairman of the party.
“Before Prince Secondus could complete his tenure, Governor Wike again moved for his removal in order to pave way for his personal and selfish interest of campaigning for a southern president and later installed Senator Iyorchia Ayu as Chairman of the party. Today, the same Governor is calling for the removal of Senator Ayu. Is he the only person in the PDP? “
The PDP Youths Vanguard called on the leadership of the party and the presidential candidate to go ahead with its scheduled campaign.