Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has mocked the former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Uche Secondus, for celebrating the vote of confidence passed on his successor, Senator Iyorcha Ayu, by the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC).
The governor said no amount of confidence votes would save Ayu from being ousted from the position.
Wike stated this at a grand reception for over 90 defectors from various political parties into the PDP at the Isaac Adaka Boro Park in Port Harcourt yesterday.
The Governor said Secondus seemed to have forgotten in a hurry that it was not the first time a sitting national chairman was removed after a vote of confidence was passed on him.
He challenged Secondus to return home and mobilise support for the candidate he was supporting for the 2023 elections.
While welcoming the defectors, he described them as the pillars who did the underground work in their former parties, urging them to bring that energy to ensure that the PDP won all elective positions in the state.
Earlier, the State Chairman of the PDP, Amb. Desmond Akawor, said the All Progressives Congress no longer existed in the state, with the array and calibre of persons, including former commissioners, who had joined the PDP.
He further said the defectors had seen the light through the overwhelming performance of Governor Wike in all sectors dotting across all the 23 local government areas of the state.
Among the over 90 defectors were a member of the Board of Trustees of the APC, Sam Jaja, who hails from Opobo/Nkoro LGA, former Commissioner for Sports, Fred Igwe, from Eleme LGA, and former Commissioner for Transport, George Tolofari, among others.