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How Ayu Manipulated PDP Presidential Primary – Wike Reveals
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state on Friday revealed how the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Iyorchia Ayu allegedly manipulated the May 28 presidential primary of the party.
The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Friday, opened up on events that led to the emergence of Atiku Abubakar as the Peoples Democratic Presidential candidate during the PDP primaries.
Wike who was speaking during a media parley in Port Harcourt alleged that Ayu manipulated the delegates and also coerced other aspirants to step down for Atiku Abubakar, who emerged as the presidential flag bearer of the party ahead of the 2023 election.
“He (Ayu) was calling aspirants to withdraw for Atiku. I was there, Saraki and others were there.
“He manipulated the delegates. There was nothing Ayu did not do to ensure Wike didn’t emerge.”
“Meetings upon meetings were going. Pressures were being mounted on people to step down.
“Even on the night of the convention meetings were going on. That is why we started our convention late.
“Some of the retired generals were involved. Some of the meetings were held in their houses. There is nothing they didn’t do for me to step down.
“Those who know me, know that I would have stopped the convention, even if heaven falls” Wike said at the parley.