An Imo State-based cleric, Apostle Godfrey Otuboji Gbujie, says that the unresolved tussle between National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, and Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State is proving to be an albatross to the party’s chances in 2023 presidential election.

He therefore asked Ayu to resign from his position as sitting tight may spell doom for the party in the 2023 presidential election. 

He also expressed fears that there may be no handover next year and warned politicians not to jeopardize the current political process by their actions and utterances. 

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Speaking at a press briefing, Gbujie said that the opposition party, which was founded on the basis of equity and justice, could not sit by while allowing principal officers of the party to come from one section of the country. 

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He described Governor Nyesom Wike’s insistence that Ayu must resign as a moral war, saying that the continued stay of the national chairman amounts to impunity, which started from the abysmal conduct of the party presidential primary election.

Gbujie,  who shepherds The Royal House of David, said; “As God’s prophetic spokesman and minister in charge of the unfolding divine intervention,  and having directly and clearly heard from the Supreme Lord, judge of heaven and earth and concerning Governor Nyesom Wike’s ongoing righteous politico-moral war against Iyorchia Ayu chairmanship of the Peoples Democratic Party and their questionable conduct of the May, 2022 presidential primary in Abuja, I can but ministerially, uncompromisingly, unreservedly and openly denounce Ayu’s biased,  unfatherly and corrupt conduct of the decisive event and its fallout. 

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“Therefore I and all members of Divine Intervention Christian Movement do declare our full support to his Excellency, Governor Nyesom Wike and co in the socio moral and political war against Ayu and his national leadership of the Christian-Muslim balanced national party, which our nationalistic ex-vice president, Dr. Alex Ekwueme and his nationalistic Group 34 founded and established on the very principles of justice and equity.

“We cannot and shall not allow any crafty derailment and public disgrace or another electoral failure of the party this time.”

Gbujie said that it was on this basis that he and his group agreed to the call and demand for the immediate resignation or forced exit of Iyorchia Ayu from the position of the National Chairman of the party. 

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He also called for the immediate rotation of the offices of the national chairman of the party to the South East Zone, which has not produced a presidential candidate of the party since the inception of the party in 1998/1999 and also for internal probe of the finances of the party.

In what he described as historic third  and final entry into the Nigerian political theatre, Gbujie listed Wike,  National Secretary of PDP, Samuel Anyanwu and Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state and vice presidential candidate of the PDP as a force to reckon with in the next political dispensation. 


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