A former Governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang has said that the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Iyorchia Ayu helped the flag bearer of the party, Atiku Abubakar to emerge as the winner of the party’s presidential primaries.
Jang made the allegation on Wednesday after a meeting of some PDP members who are on the side of the Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike in Port Harcourt.
He said that Ayu made a private agreement with the Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, to shortchange Governor Nyesom Wike and other aspirants at the party presidential primary.
Naija News recalls that Tambuwal during the primaries stepped down for Atiku and asked his supporters to cast their vote for him.
Speaking about the happening, Jang compared Ayu to a “referee” who helped one of the sides to score a goal and blew the whistle that a goal had been scored.
Jang recalled that Ayu visited Tambuwal at his residence in Abuja after the primaries and insisted that it was proof that an arrangement had been made in private.
He said, “For the National Chairman, Ayu, to go and embrace Aminu Tambuwal, calling him the hero of the convention which means there was a private arrangement that was done with Tambuwal to shortchange other contestants, including Governor Nyesom Wike.
“Here was a referee who now helped one of the sides to score a goal and then blew a whistle that a goal had been scored. This is not what we formed the PDP to do for Nigerians and therefore we unequivocally ask that Ayu has to step down.”