Amid the ongoing crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, a viral photograph of the party’s National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu meeting with the Rivers State Governor has surfaced.
Reacting to the trending photograph on social media over an alleged meeting with Wike in Port Harcourt to resolve the party crisis, Ayu said it was an old image
However, Ayu’s Special Adviser on Media and Communications, Simon Imobo-Tswam said his principal never met with Wike in Port Harcourt or anywhere else.
Tswam linked the image to mischief makers who are spreading a false narrative.
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.”
Wike had been aggrieved with Ayu following his refusal to step down as the party’s National Chairman.
The governor and his group, G-5 demanded Ayu’s resignation in compliance with PDP rotational policy.