On Saturday, Nyesom Wike, the Governor of Rivers State, reacted to the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) suspension of G-5 governors’ supporters and dared Iyorchia Ayu, the party’s chairman, to likewise suspend him and his colleagues.
At the State PDP Campaign Council’s launch event on Saturday in Bori, Khana Local Government Area, Wike gave a speech.
Ayu’s suspension of the individuals and the breakup of the Ekiti State administration, according to Wike, won’t help him in any manner.
He claims that Ayu’s behavior has defined the front lines of the conflict. He declared that he and his staff would pursue every legal avenue in an effort to overturn the unlawful judgment.
“Your suspending people will not help you in any way. The battle line has been fully drawn. As I speak to you, we will do everything legally possible to challenge any decision we know is illegal,” Wike said.
He cautioned Ayu not to think he could threaten people by saying “so, so persons have been suspended. Rubbish! Completely rubbish.
“We are above that level that you think you can threaten anybody, intimidate anybody with whatever illegal decision you have taken.”
Saying that he is waiting for Ayu to announce his (Wike’s) suspension or that of any of his friends, Wike said,.“Like I have said, when a man says you will not sleep, he too, will he sleep? Will Ayu sleep? Will those of his cohorts sleep? So don’t worry, we have the capacity to pay back. We have the capacity to tell you that enough is enough.
“You are doing what will give you more headaches as far as this election is concerned. We are watching and we are waiting for you to announce more of my friends. When a man says you will not sleep, will he sleep too? Will Ayu sleep?”