A week after his return from medical vacation, the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Iyorchia Ayu, on Tuesday, presided over a stormy meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.

The meeting was also attended by the NWC members demanding the resignation of the national chairman.

A national officer of the party, Timothy Osadolor told newsmen that the PDP Deputy National Chairman (South), Taofeek Arapaja; (South-South), Dan Orbih, as well as the National Vice Chairman, (South-South), Stella Effah-Attoe all turned out for the emergency meeting.

Last week, Arapaja and five others returned various amounts paid into their bank accounts to the party, questioning Ayu’s authority to approve such amounts.

The NWC members were said to have returned 122.4 Million Naira rent stipends paid into their account, alleging that they got the strange bank credit alerts after they queried the whereabouts of over 10 Billion Naira realised as nomination fees during the party’s primaries.

Rising from its marathon meeting, the NWC resolved to investigate the allegations that the housing allowance paid to the NWC members was a bribe.

According to a statement by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, the National Legal Adviser of the party, Kamaludeen Ajibade SAN, will investigate the allegation and report back to the NWC within one week for further action.


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