PDP Crisis: Ayu Denies Corrupt Allegations
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on October 14, 2022
The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, has denied allegations of collecting various sums of money ranging from one hundred million to one billion naira from various sources which he allegedly converted to personal use.
Recall that Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike had accused Ayu of collecting one billion naira from a Presidential aspirant in Lagos State and another one hundred million naira from an unnamed PDP Governor for the renovation of the Peoples Democratic Institute while at the same time collecting seven hundred million naira from the party’s coffers for the same purpose.
Ayu broke his silence over Wike’s series of allegations of malfeasance after a special meeting of the BoT in Abuja, today.
He said the meeting of the BoT is an opportunity to clear the air, adding that he decided not to respond to discourage altercations in the party.
Speaking specifically on Wike’s allegations that he received one hundred million naira from a governor for the revival of the PDI, Ayu said he briefed the BoT that one of PDP’s governors made a contribution of one hundred million naira for the revival of the PDI which was housed in a portacabin.
He, however, denied the allegation, appealing to Governor Wike to desist from trying to malign his character.
Due to the social media outcry following the appointment of Major General John Enenche retired, as a member of the Labour Party presidential advisory council, the Presidential candidate of the Party Peter Obi has apologised to his supporters over errors detected in the party’s Campaign Council list.
Obi who made the plea via his Twitter handle, however, assured that the controversial campaign list will be reviewed.
Recall that the list of one thousand, two hundred and thirty-four members of Peter Obi 2023 presidential campaign team was presented by the party at an event on Wednesday in Abuja.
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