Nyesom Wike: Iyorchia Ayu, former generals ganged up against me

Nyesom Wike: Iyorchia Ayu, former generals ganged up against me
Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, has recalled how the PDP's national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, and a few ex-generals conspired against him to prevent him from becoming the party's presidential flagbearer.

Ayu's resignation as the party's national chairman has been called for by Wike, who lost the presidential nomination to Atiku Abubakar in May.

The governor discussed the political scheming that occurred during the party's presidential primary in a conversation with the media on Friday.

He claimed that Ayu manipulated the delegates to work for Atiku’s emergence as the presidential candidate.

He added that some ex-military generals and other PDP members also worked against him.

Wike said they all met on the night of the party’s presidential primary and special convention to prevent his emergence as the party’s presidential candidate.

“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.

“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.
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