In the midst of the party crisis, Iyorchia Ayu, the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, has denied meeting with Rivers State governor Nyesom Wike.
In response to a widely shared photo of Ayu and Wike taken in Port Harcourt.
The picture spreading on social media, according to the PDP National Chairman, is an old picture.
Ayu’s unwillingness to vacate his position as PDP’s national chairman had enraged Wike.
As per PDP rotating strategy, the governor and his group, G-5, asked Ayu’s resignation.
Wike has accused Ayu of fraud during the crisis.
Despite the accusations, Ayu has steadfastly stated that he will hold onto his position till it expires.
But on Wednesday, the picture surfaced online with the claim that Ayu and Wike had met to discuss the problem in Port Harcourt.
But according to Simon Imobo-Tswam, Ayu’s Special Adviser on Media and Communications, his principal never met with Wike in Port Harcourt or anywhere else.
Tswam connected the picture to troublemakers who were peddling a lie.
A statement by Imobo-Tswam reads: “Dr. Ayu states clearly that: He never travelled to Port Harcourt and he has not set eyes on Gov. Wike lately.
“The photograph trending on the social media is an old one. The story accompanying it is, therefore, false and mischievous.
“For the purpose of factual accuracy, that he is in no way embattled.
“The National Chairman is, rather, enjoying the New Year break with his family.”
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