Ayu collected N1b from candidate, eyeing SGF – Wike

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GOVERNOR Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has alleged  that the National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, collected N1bn bribe from a candidiate.

He spoke today during a media parley in Port Harcourt.

Wike 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. Ayu is not only fantastically corrupt but morally bankrupt.

“Ayu knew he was supposed to step down since the Presidential candidate is from the North. Ayu is very very corrupt. Will Ayu deny he collected the N1bn? And the money did not enter the account of the PDP.

“Immediately Atiku won the ticket, he came to me and said ‘Mr. Governor, Ayu must go’. So, what has changed?

“Ayu knew he was supposed to step down since the Presidential candidate is from the North. They are threatening me. Who are they? Go to Rivers State and check my profile. Check my works in the state, ask the people there.

“I remain relevant through what I am doing and have done for Rivers people. That’s what makes me relevant not being part of any old school forum like some of the failed people showing their faces now in the PDP”.

Wike also claimed that Ayu is eyeing the Secretary to Government of the Federation position should the party win the 2023 presidential election.

“Some people have been given positions as we speak. Ayu wants to become the SFG. These are things happening in the party that we can’t say in public,” Wike said.