governor of Rivers, says Iyorchia Ayu, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), received N1 billion from one of the presidentialhopefuls in the party.
The governor made the allegation during a media chat 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
theopportunity to challenge me, I will name,” he said.
of the governors can tell you. Will he deny thefact 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
, withdrew from
race and asked his supporters to vote for