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Ayu Stole PDP Funds, Wike Insists, Dares PDP Chair To File Lawsuit

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Saturday insisted that the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Iyorchia Ayu stole funds realised by the party from the sale of nomination and expression of interest forms for primaries in May.

Wike re-affirmed his allegation at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium during the flag-off of the PDP state-level campaigns in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

He stressed that Ayu is corrupt, challenging the PDP Chairman to sue him if he is innocent.

The Rivers governor said, “Ayu is corrupt. Rivers people are hurt. Ayu, you are fighting corruption, how do you fight corruption? I said you took N1bn. I told you, you took the money we realised from the primaries. Ayu sue me!

“You cannot fight Rivers State and go free.”

Recall that Wike had in October levelled the same allegation.

But Ayu had denied any wrongdoing.

On Atiku, Wike said he believes in the party but also believes in equity, fairness, and justice.

According to him, Atiku Abubakar should start a government of inclusion and national unity in the party.

If Atiku believes in restructuring, and devolution of power and that President Muhammadu Buhari appointed 17 northerners as heads of security chiefs, he should correct it from the party by asking Ayu to step down for a southerner, he said.

The event was attended by members of the PDP G5 – Governor Samuel Ortom (Benue), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu).

The PDP Deputy National Chairman (South), Taofeek Arapaja; and former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose were also in attendance.

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