The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has received criticism from Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State for its decision to suspend Ayo Fayose, the former governor of Ekiti State, over claims of anti-party activity.
During a Thursday press conference in Port Harcourt, Wike asserted that the party’s NWC lacked the authority to suspend Mr. Fayose or refer Mr. Ortom to a disciplinary panel.
The governor also criticized the NWC’s choice to call Samuel Ortom, the governor of Benue State, before a disciplinary panel on the same charge of anti-party activities.
He stated that the governor of Benue “will not appear before any alleged disciplinary committee. “.
Iyorchia Ayu, the party’s national chairman, should be suspended, according to Wike, for defying the party’s zoning of political positions provisions.
According to him, Ayu has just started “the mother of all political wars” because he failed to deliver on promises made to his political ward and voting unit during the recently concluded general elections.
Fayose, Pius Anyim, the former Senate President, Professor Dennis Ityavyar, and Aslam Aliyu were all penalized by the PDP for engaging in “anti-party activities,” according to a statement from the party’s national publicity secretary, Debo Ologunagba.
He continued, “The suspension becomes effective on Thursday, March 23, 2023.