Ayu Returns From Europe Tomorrow Amid PDP Crisis

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Iyorchia Ayu is expected to return to Nigeria tomorrow (Friday) after his two weeks trip to Europe.

A source that confirmed his trip to Punch said, “The national chairman of PDP, Iyorchia Ayu, is returning to Nigeria tomorrow (Friday) after an eventful adventure in Europe.”

Omadaily had earlier reported that before leaving for Europe Ayu handed over to the party’s Deputy Chairman (North), Iliya Damagun.

The transfer of power was disclosed in a statement released by his Special Adviser (Media and Communications), Simon Imobo-Tswam.

Tswam, “The PDP National Chairman, Dr Iyorchia Ayu, will leave Nigeria for Europe tomorrow (Wednesday).

“Ayu will be out of the country for about two weeks. While away, the Deputy Chairman (North), Amb. Iliya Damagun will act in his place.

“Already, the National chairman has communicated the handover to the Independent National Electoral Commission. He is expected back at month-end.”

Ayu is expected to return to Nigeria amidst allegations of bribery levelled against him by chieftains of the party.

Crisis: NWC Members Return N93.6m Received From PDP Chairman, Ayu

Some member of the PDP National Working Committee has returned the sum of N93.6 million paid into their account by the chairman of the party, Iyorchia Ayu.

There had been reported that Ayu allegedly paid over N100m into the account of NWC members after the primaries of the party.

The report alleged that Ayu transfered the money from the over N10 billion realised by PDP from the sales of nomination forms.

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

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