Wike Reveals How Ayu Worked Against His Emergence as PDP Presidential Candidate
- Governor Nyesom Wike said PDP national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, worked against him at the party's presidential primary
- The Rivers state governor said Ayu called many presidential aspirants to withdraw for former vice president, Atiku Abubakar
- Wike also alleged that Ayu threatened to resign if he emerged the presidential flagbearer of the opposition party
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Port Harcourt, Rivers state - Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has alleged the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Iyorchia Ayu, worked against his emergence as the presidential candidate of the party.
The governor said this during a media chat on Friday, September 23, The Nation reported.
The Rivers state governor alleged that Ayu called many presidential aspirants to withdraw for former Vice President Atiku Abubakar who eventually won the PDP's ticket.
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He mentioned some of those contacted to withdraw for Atiku as Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed, his Sokoto counterpart Aminu Tambuwal and former Senate President Bukola Saraki.
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Ayu threatened to resign if I won PDP presidential ticket - Wike
Governor Wike further alleged Ayu also threatened to resign as chairman if he emerged as the candidate, insisting that the national chairman manipulated the process for the victory of Atiku, TheCable reported.
Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, says Iyorchia Ayu, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), threatened to resign if he won the presidential primary election.
“There was nothing Ayu didn’t do. Manipulation of delegates list,” he said.
“A whole national chairman threatened some of the presidential aspirants at that time that if Wike wins, he was going to resign.
“In fact, he was calling aspirants to withdraw for Atiku Abubakar.”
Dumping PDP for another party? Wike opens up
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state said that neither he nor any member of his supporters' group will leave the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Wike said he would remain in PDP to fight for the preservation of the party and the enthronement of unity, inclusivity, equity and peace among members of the opposition.
Speaking during a meeting with political stakeholders on Thursday, September 22, the Rivers state governor said he will use his media chat, expected to take place on Friday, September 23, to reveal some shocking details and activities of key members of the PDP.