Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has accused the Peoples Democratic Party’s National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, of manipulating the party’s primary.
Speaking on Friday at a media conference on Friday, Wike claimed that Ayu went as far as calling aspirants and manipulating delegates to ensure they step down for Atiku Abubakar, who eventually emerged as PDP candidate, ensuring he(Wike) doesn’t emerge as the party’s flagbearer.
“He 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,” Wike said.
He added, “It is for the love I and others in my camp have for the party, otherwise, we could have prevented the PDP convention from holding.”
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