Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, seems to have gotten himself into a deeper trouble, as calls for his resignation heightens.
According to The Nation, members of the PDP National Working Committee (NWC) are seriously concerned about the party’s resources, which were previously worth N10 billion, but are now only worth N1 billion.
The money, according to information obtained, came from the sale of nomination forms before the PDP primary elections.
Further accusation that each PDP NWC member received N28 million in return for failing to notice the disappearance of the funds is even more troubling. However, it is said that party NWC members turned down the offer since they merely want accountability and openness.
Sources also claim that this new episode is beginning to give Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike’s team more confidence in calling for Ayu to quit or be fired.
“Ahead of our campaign, all is still not well in the party because some NWC members have raised issues over what had become of the N10 billion nomination fees.
“They are demanding immediate accountability from the party. I think their anger followed a leakage that the amount collected has reduced from about N10 billion to N1billion.
“Governor Wike’s disclosure of a N1 billion gift to the party before the PDP Presidential primaries has compounded the challenge in the party because some NWC members and stakeholders were just hearing for the first time.
“The anger is mounting and Wike’s camp is already capitalizing on the situation to push for accountability and plot Ayu’s exit.
“I can tell you that the party is in a tinderbox. Some forces wanted to use accountability as an excuse to cause confusion. We know that Ayu has repeatedly assured party leaders of being accountable and transparent.
“These NWC members have been adamant on accountability. They are demanding the whereabouts of the huge cash,” the source further disclosed to The Nation.
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