The governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has said that the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Iyorchia Ayu is very corrupt.
He said that national chairman collected the sum of one billion naira from some persons in Lagos, challenging Ayu to deny collecting the said money.
Speaking to journalists on Friday, he said that if not for the love he and others in his camp had for the main opposition party, they could have prevented the PDP convention from holding.
Wike said that Ayu played a vital role that was detrimental to other aspirants in the emergence of Atiku as PDP flagbearer.
He that Ayu called several presidential aspirants to step down for the former vice president during the convention.
“He was calling aspirants to withdraw for Atiku. I was there, Saraki and others were there.
“He manipulated the delegates. There was nothing Ayu did not do to ensure Wike didn’t emerge.
When asked about his insistence that Ayu must resign as PDP national chairman, he said, “Nobody forced Ayu to say that if the presidential candidate emerges from the north, he would resign. Nobody forced him. He knew that has been the practice.”