PDP Crisis: Ayu Opens Up Bribery Allegations

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Senator Iyorchia Ayu

The PDP National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu has responded to the Bribery Claims leveled against him by some PDP NWC Members

Senator Iyorchia Ayu, the national chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has responded to depositing housing subsidies into the accounts of several National Working Committee members (NWC).

Ejes Gist Newspaper had previously reported that a few PDP NWC members had returned the N93.6 million that Ayu had deposited into their accounts.

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Reports Making rounds states that Iyorchia Ayu stated that he allegedly transferred more than N100 million into the accounts of NWC members during the party’s primaries.

According to the report, Ayu transferred the funds from the more than N10 billion that PDP earned from the selling of nomination forms.

The National Vice Chairman (South-West), Olasoji Adagunodo, the Deputy National Chairman (South), Taofeek Arapaja, the National Vice Chairman (South), Dan Orbih, and the National Women Leader, Stella Affah-Attoe, are among the NWC members that returned the funds to the party.

However, it was learned that some NWC members had begun sending the party varying sums of money.

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According to the reports, Arapaja received N36 million, while Orbih and Effah-Attoe each received N28.8 million.

Orbih revealed that he received a payment notification from his bank without any further explanation in a letter addressed to Ayu and the other party.

Orbih refuted allegations that NWC members were given a N28 million bribe to cover up egregious financial misconduct.

Additionally, he asserted that the NWC members were not informed by the national chairman of the monies deposited into their accounts until it was covered by the media.

Ayu Responds

Ayu responded to the news, speaking via his media assistant, Simon Imobo-Tswam who stated that he had not read the letters that the concerned PDP NWC members had sent.

We have not seen the letters, he said. I am unable to comment at this time.

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Adding that until he sees the letter, studies it before he can actually give a concrete response to newsmen.

That is the latest NewsOnline Today on Iyorchia Ayu 

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