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General News of Saturday, 3 September 2022


'Mischievous and senseless' - Ayu distance self from Wike comments

A collage of Iyorchia Ayu and Governor Wike A collage of Iyorchia Ayu and Governor Wike

Iyorchia Ayu, the Nationals Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has denied denigrating Governor Nyesom Wike.

In a statement, the former minister distanced himself from comment where he is quoted as demeaning the Rivers State governor.

He described the comments “mischievous and senseless” as he shared screenshots of comments attributed to him o his official Twitter account.

“One post, from one Lawal Garba, purporting to be from me states that I said I cannot talk to a man who “cannot father a child!”

“Another post, with a photograph of Wike and a lady with some children claims that the governor is not “the biological father of his three kids.”

Ayu said nothing can be more diabolical and amateurish, adding that descending low is neither in his character nor nature.

The opposition leader noted that those planting the stories against the PDP and him were showing their lack of intelligence.

“I state, categorically and without equivocation, that the posts are completely false. Even the inelegant construction of the posts puts them beneath my personality.

“I never said anything after Wike’s statements the other day and do not intend to say anything in response”, the statement added.

Ayu and Wike recently exchanged words over the latter’s continued opposition to the emergence of former vice president Atiku Abubakar as the PDP 2023 flagbearer, Daily Post is quoted.

Wike is accused of attempting to work with the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the general elections and dragging the PDP to court via proxies. The governor denies the claims.

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