The former governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, has accused the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Iyorchia Ayu, of helping Atiku Abubakar emerge as the party’s presidential candidate for the 2023 election.
Jang stated this on Wednesday after a meeting led by Governor Wike in Port Harcourt.
He described Mr Ayu as a “referee” who helped one of the sides to score a goal and blow the whistle afterward.
Accordung to him, the national chairman had a “private arrangement” with Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state to shortchange Governor Nyesom Wike and other aspirants at the party presidential primary.
“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.”
Recall that some loyalists of Governor Nyesom Wike, on Wednesday pulled out of Atiku Abubakar’s presidential campaign, stating that they won’t have anything to do with the campaign until the national chairman of the party, Iyorchia Ayu resigns.