…Says Ayu is very very corrupt
Barrister Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has continued to speak on what transpired before, during and after the presidential primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which culminated in the election of Atiku Abubakar and emergence of Ifeanyi Okowa as the running mate.
He said when Atiku visited him in his house after the primary election, he said he wants to work with me but I told him it’s not true that he has promised another person that position.
He raised a committee because according to hi. (Atiku) he doesn’t want to make the mistake he made in 2019 in choosing his running mate.
Wike denied lobbying members of the selection committee and challenged anyone of them to come forth and say he talked to them to favour him.
On the issue of Ayu resigning, Wike further revealed that Atiku assured them during their meeting in London that Ayu must go that he should be given one week. He commissioned the Governor of his home state, Fintiri to see to that.
He said Atiku told them that he confronted Ayu on the issue of him (Ayu) resigning of a Nothern presidential candidate emerge and he (Ayu) confirmed saying so.
Wike went on to say that when Atiku changed his mind about Ayu, he should have called those of them that met with him earlier to tell them and not go ahead and do a different thing.
Wike frowned at the inability of leaders to respect their words and said its bane of leadership failure in the country.
On the corruption allegation against Ayu, Wike said their National Chairman 1 Billion Naira from Lagos.
He threatened to reveal the names of those that raised the money and how it was paid should Ayu deny it. He also threatened to reveal the names of other Governors that Ayu collected money from.
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