The All Progressives Congress (APC) has cautioned the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Iyorchia Ayu against bringing its name into the “mess” in the party.
Ayu was quoted to have said the APC was planting stories in the media to further stoke the feud between him and the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike.
But in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja, the APC National Publicity Secretary, Barrister Felix Morka, asked Ayu to carry his cross, adding that the ruling party doesn’t plant stories “like the PDP.”
The APC said, “As he struggled to deny a statement credited to him that Governor Nyesom Wike could not father a child, the national chairman of the opposition PDP, Sen. Iyorchia Ayu, alleged, ridiculously, that the APC and other mischievous people were planting such stories in the media and stoking the feud between him and the Rivers State Governor.
“Understandably, chairman Ayu is deep in quicksand and swinging wildly in search of third parties to blame for the internal combustion in the party that he leads.
“With such an escapist mindset, it is not difficult to see why the meltdown in the PDP has proved intractable on his watch. Lacking forthrightness and character to accept responsibility for the crisis in his party, how can he possibly resolve it?
“Unlike the party of Ayu, APC does not plant stories and does not meddle in the internal affairs of other parties. That is an area of extreme and unrivaled competence of the PDP. In any event, the PDP is unraveling unstoppably and needs no help from the outside.”