Finally! Gov. Wike Opens Up, Reveals How Ayu “Manipulated’’ PDP Presidential Primary
Says Ayo Collected N1B To Manipulate PDP Presidential Primary
Governor Nyesom Wike has finally broken the silence parading his grievances towards the People's Democratic Party National Chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu.
He also opened up on events that led to the emergence of Atiku Abubakar as the Peoples Democratic Presidential candidate during the PDP primaries.
Wike noted that if not for the love he and others in his camp have for the party, they could have prevented the PDP convention from holding.
Speaking at an ongoing media parley in Rivers State, the governor alleged that the PDP’s National Chairman played a vital role that was detrimental to other aspirants in the emergence of Atiku as PDP flagbearer.
He also alleged that Ayu called several presidential aspirants to step down for the former vice president during the convention.
“He was calling aspirants to withdraw for Atiku. I was there, Saraki and others were there.
“He manipulated the delegates. There was nothing Ayu did not do to ensure Wike didn’t emerge,” Wike disclosed.
In the Parley, anchored by Gbenga Aruleba (AIT), Seun Okinbaloye (Channels), Babajide Kolade-Otitoju (TVC)
He said: “Ayu is corrupt. Quote me. I am a lawyer and I am the governor of Rivers State. Ayu collected N1 billion in Lagos.
“He told one of the PDP presidential aspirants before the primary that the governors were not ready to fund the party.
“I know how the money was arranged and those involved in packaging the money. He collected the N1 billion. Let him come out to tell Nigerians it is not true and I will reveal more”.