Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Thursday, lambasted the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Iyorchia Ayu, saying the latter was interested in the N14 billion the party raised during primaries.
He said it was Ayu’s desire to manage the funds, pointing out that he has demonstrated the highest level of ingratitude and arrogance for describing him and members of his team as children after he assisted in attaining his present position.
Wike who spoke at the commissioning of Omerelu Internal roads in the Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state on Thursday said those Ayu was referring to as children would teach him a lesson.
“These children you said we are, brought you from nothing,” Wike said.
He added, “Now we have seen that you don’t want the party to win the election, we will help you.
“Ayu, you said you founded this party, but you left the party in 2007. You founded a company, you left the company, people stood and brought out the company to what it is today, you have no moral right to still come and claim that you founded that company, you left with your shares.
“Nigerians have seen how ungrateful some of you can be, and that’s why Nigerians also want to be careful, if we give these people power, are you sure they will also be grateful to Nigerians?”.
Speaking, a member of the Board of Trustees of the PDP and former Deputy National Chairman of the Party, Chief Bode George, stated that Ayu’s utterances portray him as immature.
“When a serving national chairman of our party is calling elected governors that they are children.
“Does he think that children don’t grow? Or is there a life perpetual on him? We need to watch our language. It shows to me that it is him who is immature,” George said