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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has alleged that the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Iyorchia Ayu, is clinging on to his position because he wants to continue being in charge of the party’s funds.
The Rivers State governor disclosed this during an interaction with the media in Port Harcourt, Rivers State over the weekend.
Wike along with four other governors of the PDP have been clamouring for the resignation of Ayu, arguing that his continued stay in office violates the zoning formular of the party. The governors are against the national chairman and the presidential candidate of the party coming from the same region.
According to Wike, Ayu who is from Benue (North Central), is very corrupt and not accountable for how the revenue of the party is being spent.
He said, “Why does he not want to resign? He is hoping that Nigerians will donate money to the party so he will superintendent over that money.
“He has already finished the one of N11 billion from the party’s primaries. Account for it, he says it is in the account. Show the public the account. Print out the statement of account of PDP and let the world see how the N11 billion was expended.
“And this is the party that all of us have laboured to take over power from the ruling party that we said has done badly. And then the national chairman will open his mouth to talk about stopping contestants.
“Ayu shouldn’t say so. He tried it in Rivers state. He came to manipulate and try to put some gubernatorial aspirants, but he saw the result. We dealt with him,” Wike said.
Source: Daily Post