Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has said he will not hesitate to call out the new National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Iyorchia Ayu if he derails from his promise.
Governor Wike said this at the Interdenominational Thanksgiving Church Service and reception organized by the Benue State Government in conjunction with the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Benue State Chapter for the PDP national chairman, Dr Iyorchia Ayu, at the Aper Aku Stadium, Makurdi, on Sunday.
Wike, who urged Ayu to bring his wealth of experience to rescue Nigeria from the shackles of the All Progressives Congress, APC bad governance, also wants him to reconcile aggrieved members who had left the PDP, with a view to bringing them back to the party as they have no opportunity in the APC.
The Governor reminded Ayu of the enormous task ahead to rescue Nigeria from the evil hands of the ruling APC-led federal government in 2023.
“Yes, I supported you; I voted for you because I have the belief you can turn PDP to success in 2023. But if you’re not doing well, Mr Chairman, I will shout, I will say Mr Chairman this is not what we expected from you.
“Today is not a day to talk about APC. Today is the day to join the people of Benue State in thanking God for his mercies.
“Today is a day we shall be able to tell our National Chairman plainly what the People Democratic Party, PDP expect from him and how we’re going to stand by him to make sure this party is rebuilt, to put themselves together and take over power in 2023.
“History is beckoning on you. Yes, they have said you are former Minister of Industry, former Minister of Interior, former Minister of Education, even Environment and former Senate President, but you have never been saddled with the responsibility to rescue Nigeria.
“As a former Minister, you were not given the opportunity to rescue Nigeria. Nigeria was not what it is now. Therefore, the battle to rescue Nigeria, the battle to change leadership in 2023 is on you.”
“It is not going to be easy for you. The time for work has come, and that is when we will know the experiences you have gathered, how you want to put it to use and rebuild the People’s Democratic Party. It is very, very important.
“We want you to use your experiences as people have said to make sure even those who have left the party return to the party.”
“Let me also tell you, Mr Chairman, do not be distracted about who will be presidential aspirant; let them not disturb you. Go, focus and rebuild the party. Once the party is rebuilt, I can assure you that you have somebody who will stand in this party, and Nigerians will vote for that person.
“What is important for you now is to see what you can do. Be focused. Let nobody distract you.”