As the leadership crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, worsens, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has made a startling allegation against the party’s National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu.
In a media chat with selected television stations on Friday, Wike said Ayu is corrupt and collected the whopping sum of N1 billion from a presidential candidate.
Wike said he was ready to mention the very candidate who the party’s Chairman received the money from if the need be.
According to him, “Ayu is very corrupt. He cannot deny the fact that he is very corrupt.
“Ayu collected N1 billion from Lagos. He collected 1bn from a presidential candidate and if he denies it, I will name who gave him the money.
“Ayu met one of the presidential candidates and told him he doesn’t think the governors were ready to sponsor the party’s convention and he was given N1 billion.
“That money is not in the party’s coffers. I can tell you the name of the businessmen who were present when he collected the money.”