Iyorchia Ayu, the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said that stealing is not one of his many faults.
Ayu stated this while reacting to allegations of corruption levelled against him by the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, and a controversial housing allowance sent to members of the PDP national working committee.
In a statement on Saturday by his media aide, Simon Imobo-Tswam, Ayu said NWC members had a meeting and agreed that an agreed sum should be sent for housing allowance.
“The NWC met and discussed the issue of Housing Allowance. It was unanimously agreed that no bribe or any form of illegality took place. A statement has since been issued to that effect. The matter has now been laid to rest,” Ayu said.
“I have been a leader of the National Assembly. I have been a minister many times. As a person, I have many faults, but stealing is not one of them. I am conscious of my place in history, and the NWC that I lead is guided by the twin principles of transparency and accountability. “
The Benue politician urged PDP members not to lose focus of the party’s drive towards regaining power in 2023.
Meanwhile, Ayu has said that the PDP would defeat other political parties at the presidential election by a minimum of seven million votes.