- Atiku: Calling Tambuwal hero after PDP primary exposed Ayu
The camp of Governor Nyesom Wike insists Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, worked for the emergence of Atiku Abubakar.
The former vice president won the presidential ticket at the PDP primary, which was held in late May in Abuja.
After a meeting early Wednesday morning, the Wike camp said Ayu exposed himself through the comment he made after Atiku was declared the winner.
In attendance were Board of Trustees (BoT) member Bode George, Prof Jerry Gana, Oyo Governor Seyi Makinde, ex-Governors Segun Mimiko (Ondo), Donald Duke (Cross River), Jonah Jang (Plateau), Ayo Fayose (Ekiti), among others.
In his remarks after George read out a communique, Jang described Ayu, a former Senate President, as a biased referee.
“For Ayu to go and embrace Tambuwal, calling him the hero of the convention, means there was a private arrangement with Tambuwal to shortchange other contestants, including Governor Wike
“Here was a referee who helped one of the sides to score a goal,” the former Senator said.
The aggrieved PDP stalwarts declared that until Ayu leaves, they would not take part in Atiku’s presidential campaign.