Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has accused the Nationwide Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP), Senator Iyorchia Ayu, of working towards his emergence because the presidential candidate of the celebration.
Talking at a media briefing on Friday, The Rivers governor accused Ayu of callingmany presidential aspirants to withdraw for Atiku Abubakar, who ultimately picked the ticket.
He talked about a few of these contacted to withdraw for Atiku as Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed: his Sokoto counterpart Aminu Tambuwal and former Senate President Bukola Saraki.
Wike claimed that Ayu additionally threatened to resign as chairman if he emerged because the candidate, stating the Nationwide Chairman manipulated the method for the victory of Atiku.
Talking additional, Wike revealed that former President Goodluck Jonathan begged some members of the PDP to not depart the celebration in 2014.
He stated Atiku, Saraki Tambuwal rebuffed Jonathans pleas to rescind their choice to hitch the APC.
Wike stated the PDPs structure contained provisions for zoning of elective and celebration positions however lamented that some individuals have been doing every part inside their powers to control the system.
He stated: There shall be zoning of celebration and elective places of work. It’s clear. Not ambiguous. However individuals will at all times attempt to manipulate the system to swimsuit them.
They slant tales in such a approach as to deceive the general public. The founding fathers know the complexity of this nation. They did it in a such a approach as to not have issues.
Individuals mustn’t neglect historical past. In 2013 and 2014, there was a difficulty of the presidential candidate. Jonathan emerged. Atiku and others labored out of the conference. Tambuwal and former Senate President all labored out.”