Alleged 100m Bribe: Ayu’s Children ‘ll Disown Him With My Exposé – Wike Threatens


BY ONYEKACHUKWU IBEZIM – Still firing on all cylinders for what he described as justice and equity within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s leadership structure, Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike says the children of Senator Iyorchia Ayu will disown him if the alleged corrupt activities of the Party’s National Chairman are exposed to the public.

Governor Wike, who has refused to back down on his group’s demand for Ayu to resign from office, issued the warning in an interactive session with newsmen in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital on Friday.

According to him, Ayu lacks integrity and cannot lead PDP to victory with such character deficit, alleging further that the embattled PDP National Chairman collected a N100 million bribe from a governor and another N1 billion bribe from a presidential aspirant in Lagos.

Daring the PDP National Chairman to openly deny the allegation, Governor Wike threatened to reveal the name of the governor involved if Dr Ayu continues to feign ignorance of the atrocities being committed in the party under his watch.

While vowing not to make any concession on his group’s Ayu-must-resign campaign, the Rivers State Chief Executive said; “This is someone that told us if the presidential candidate comes from his area he will step down and we are saying do what you have told us. It is simple”.

On the new appointments being made by his administration, Wike disclosed that more are on the way coming as he is eyeing about 100,000 Special Assistants on Political Units across the State.

On Tuesday, 11th October 2022, Governor Wike took the State political scene by storm with the appointment of 14,319 Ward Liaison Officers (WLOs) and 40 Local Government Area Liaison Officers (LGALOs) amidst widespread  criticism of the action.

However, defending his action, the Governor said; “I can authoritatively confirm to you that the number will be increased to 100,000″, adding that he will be the judge to determine whether the appointees’ salaries will be a burden on the Rivers State treasury or not.

On how much each of the appointees will be entitled to as take home pay, Governor Wike retorted; “How is that your business? When we pay them, you will know.”

Also promising to employ more civil servants before the expiration of his tenure next year, the governor explained that the appointments were made to reduce unemployment rather than playing dirty politics as being speculated in some quarters by political opponents.

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