PDP crisis deepens as Rivers state governor, Nyesom wike accuses party chairman of N100 million bribe


Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has raised a fresh allegation against the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu.

Wike accused Ayu of collecting N100 million and N1 billion from a governor.

In a media chat on Friday, the governor challenged the embattled PDP National Chairman to refute the corruption allegations against him.

Wike also vowed to spill more allegations if pushed to the wall.

“The two major positions have now gone to the same (northern) zone. We said let’s play the role that everyone will take his cake. Take and let me take and there will be peace, there will be unity. But if you take everything, that’s where you have a problem.

“What we’re contending with is that the chairman (should) go to the South (because) the presidential candidate is in the north. They are denying my people their own right. It will be foolish of me from the South to abdicate that position of chairmanship,” he said.

“Nobody should talk to me about the interest of the party. You have to talk to me about the interest of my people. Our integrity is at stake. Zone the chairmanship position to anywhere you want in the South. But let it be that the chairmanship position is in the South.”

The governor said the position of governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, as the vice-presidential candidate of the party was not a “a major position.”

He faulted those arguing that the national chairmanship position of the party should be zoned to the South if Mr Atiku emerges president in 2023.

“If after the election, Atiku wins the presidential election, what role will the national chairman play again?” he said.

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