Ayu must go for Nigerians to take PDP serious – Wike

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BY FOLASHADE KEHINDE

Uba Group

GOVERNOR Nyesom Wike has said that the Peoples Democratic Party cannot convince Nigerians that it can run the affairs of the country well if the leaders don’t do justice in the current controversy surrounding the demand for the resignation of the National Chairman of the party, Iyorchia Ayu.

He said it was not enough to say Nigerians were angry with the ruling party, that the main opposition party must show capacity to lead Nigeria right.

Wike, who was an aspirant in the PDP presidential primary, held months ago, made the allegation during a live media chat in Port Harcourt, capital of Rivers State, monitored by THE POINT.

He said the PDP was scaring Nigerians with the ongoing crisis.

“You’re scaring Nigerians. The presidency is waiting for us to take. Make the sacrifice, do the needful for us to move forward,” the Rivers Governor noted.

Wike also accused the National Chairman of the PDP, Iyorchia Ayu, of being very corrupt.

Specifically, the governor alleged that Ayu collected N1bn from an aspirant in Lagos and that the money never got to the purse of the PDP.

He challenged Ayu to refute his allegations.

Wike, 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.

“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 disclosed, during the live media chat.

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