Nyesom Wike: Iyorchia Ayu manipulated PDP presidential primary

Nyesom Wike: Iyorchia Ayu manipulated PDP presidential primary
Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, spoke candidly about the circumstances behind Atiku Abubakar's selection as the People's Democratic Party's presidential candidate during the PDP primaries on Friday.

He claimed that if it weren't for their love of the main opposition party, they could have stopped the PDP convention from happening.

Wike, who made this disclosure during a media debate, claimed that Iyorchia Ayu, the PDP's national chairman, played a crucial role that hurt other candidates when Atiku was chosen as the party's nominee.

Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, spoke candidly about the circumstances behind Atiku Abubakar's selection as the People's Democratic Party's presidential candidate during the PDP primaries on Friday.

He said if not for the love he and others in his camp had for the main opposition party, they could have prevented the PDP convention from holding.

Wike, who revealed this in an ongoing media parley, alleged that the PDP’s National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, played a vital role that was detrimental to other aspirants in the emergence of Atiku as PDP flagbearer.

The governor alleged that Ayu called several presidential aspirants to step down for the former vice president during the convention.

“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.