The embattled National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Iyorchia Ayu has issued a statement denying ever collecting N1 billion from anyone as claimed by the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike in Friday’s media chat in Port Harcourt.
Ayu also warned aggrieved party members to leave his family out of the milieu of the party.
Ayu reacted to allegations levelled against him by Wike, assuring that the party account will be made available to party members in no distant time.
The PDP National Chairman said as the father of the party he decided to be quiet for peace to reign.
Ayu also appealed to all aggrieved members of the party to leave his family out saying. “I felt I should encourage reconciliation. But where it touches on my integrity, which even my own family members are brought into play.
“I appeal to aggrieved people to desist from trying to malign my character or bringing my family into party affairs.
” I never collected 1 billion from anybody. And the 100 million that was donated by one of the governors was judiciously used for the purpose that it was given”.