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PDP Crisis: Ayu Collected N1billion In Lagos Before Primaries, Never Remitted It – Wike

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Adeleye Kunle report

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has accused Iyorchia Ayu, the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, of being extremely corrupt.

Wike, who was an aspirant in the PDP presidential primary held months ago, made the allegation on Friday at a live media chat in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The governor claimed that Ayu collected N1billion from an aspirant in Lagos and that the money never made it to the PDP’s account, challenging Ayu to deny the accusation.

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The Rivers governor, who has been at the centre of the crisis in PDP, also revealed how the Presidential Candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar, told him, a few other governors and party leaders that he had confronted Ayu on the need to resign.

“He agreed with us that Ayu had to go. He said we should give him one week, that we should go and work out the modalities.

“Fintiri should tell Nigerians if this is not correct, Makinde and co should tell Nigerians if this is not correct. We didn’t hear from him again within that one week.

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“If he respects us, what stops him from calling us back to say I’ve gone to look at these things again, that there would be constitutional issues. All we heard him say later was that there were constitutional issues,” Wike stated, during the live media chat.

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