Ayu mounted pressure on aspirants to step down for Atiku – Wike

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The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has revealed how Atiku Abubakar emerged as the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential candidate, during the PDP primaries the party’s chairman (Ayu) mounted pressures on aspirants to step down for Atiku.

Wike disclosed this during an interview with Channels TV today (Friday). He said, “There’s nothing Ayu did not do for me not to emerge as the PDP candidate. Ayu did everything to manipulate the system to ensure that all the numbers did not add up.

“A whole national chairman told some aspirants that if Wike wins that he was going to resign. As chairman of the convention, he allowed Aminu Tambuwal to speak a second time. Look, integrity matters.

“And after everything, he (Ayu) went and hugged Tambuwal that he was the hero of the convention. Meetings upon meetings were going. Pressures were being mounted on people to step down.

Wike added, “But I said for peace to reign, let the convention go on. Now a candidate has emerged. And we need to win elections as a party. That is the ultimate, winning elections.

“But the right things must be done. It was agreed and it has been the practice of the party that if the candidate comes from the North, the national chairman should come from the South.

“The candidate (Atiku) knows all these. He even said it to me when he came to my house in Abuja.”

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