PDP Crisis: Ayu Received N1bn Bribe From PDP Presidential Aspirant – Wike

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, said the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Iyorchia Ayu, received N1 billion from one of the presidential hopefuls in the party.

PDP Crisis: Ayu Received N1bn Bribe From PDP Presidential Aspirant - Wike
Iyorchia Ayu, and

The governor made the allegation during an interview on Friday.

He said Ayu is corrupt, and that the chairman cannot deny that he received the money but refused to remit it to the party’s account.

“Ayu is very corrupt. I’m totally informed. Ayu has the opportunity to challenge me, I will name,” he said.

“Some of the governors can tell you. Will he deny the fact that he didn’t collect N1 billion from Lagos? Let him deny it, I will tell him who gave him the money, not from the Lagos state government, the money was given to him in Lagos.

“He met one of the presidential candidates and told him that he’s not sure these governors may want to sponsor the party.

“That money did not enter into the account of PDP, but we are not attacking Ayu on that basis.”

Wike had contested the PDP presidential primary election in May but lost to Atiku Abubakar.

Other hopefuls in the primaries were Bukola Saraki, former senate president; Bala Mohammed, Bauchi governor; Udom Emmanuel, Akwa Ibom governor; Pius Anyim, Sam Ohuabunwa, Ayodele Fayose, and Dele Momodu.

Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto governor,  withdrew from the race and asked his supporters to vote for Atiku.

Wike stressed that he has a good relationship with the party and that is why he is making sure candidates that emerge in my state win in the 2023 general elections.

Returning to the call for Ayu’s resignation, Wike said the issue as it is today is that as it is provided in the constitution of the party that there shall be zoning of party offices and elective offices.

“It is made clear and what should be and what should be done. People in the system now manipulate things and would not let the public know the truth.”

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