By Linda Ike
The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mr. Ayrochia Ayu said the All Progressives Congress (APC) filled a lawsuit against the party and its Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar and not Rivers state Governor, Nyeson Wike.
Recalled that it was widely reported that Governor Wike dragged Atiku Abubakar, Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal and PDP to court over the party’s Presidential Primary.
Reacting to the suit, Ayu in a statement issued by his media adviser, Simon Imobo-Tswam to commemorate the 2022 International Youth Day said Wike is a strong party man
He described the APC action as desperate criminal, stating that the party (APC) is using Governor Wike’s name to institute what he called bogus suit against PDP.
Ayu expressed happiness that Wike disassociated himself immediately from the alleged suit.
He called on the party loyalties to be wary of APC’s manipulations.
“He said, “His Excellency, Gov. Nyesom Wike never took the party to court. It is the APC that did it. The first name in the case is a coordinator of the presidential candidate of the APC.
“We know very well that they don’t believe they can win any election. They have decided to divide you. But don’t let any APC manipulation divide you.
“They are the ones sponsoring false stories of the crisis in PDP. PDP has no crisis. It is a united party.
Anyone who thinks they can come and brew crises here is deceiving himself. They should wait for us till next year. In February, we will show them that they are the ones with crises.
“I want to make this clear before people start saying: Oh, Wike took the party to court. Wike is a strong party man.”
PDP has been divided into two blocs since the emergence of the Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa as the party’s Vice presidential candidate in June, wth a group been loyal to Wike and the other supporting the party’s candidate.