The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Rivers State, has reacted to report that the state Governor, Nyesom Wike, offered the governorship candidate of African Action Congress, AAC, Biokpomabo Awara, the sum of N3 billion to dump his party.
Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, Awara had alleged that Wike offered him N3bn through his aide but the move was turned down.
Awara said he had rejected the incentives to drop his ambition and remains resolute.
He had said: “I had earlier turned down an offer of N3b, Gov. Wike offered to me some days ago through his associates. I discussed this with my running mate and outlined why we must not succumb to the lure from the governor or any interest group.
“I was convinced that we were in agreement because he neither expressed nor alluded to a difference in opinion on the matter.”
However, PDP’s Campaign Council in the state denied the allegation, wondering where will Wike get such huge amount from to offer Awara.
The Director of Information and Communications of the State PDP Campaign Council, Emma Okah, stated this while speaking with Channels Television.
According to Okah: “The allegation is childish and ridiculous. Does he know the weight of N3 Billion?
“Where will the governor get such money to give anybody as a bribe to win an election that he has already won?
“What did Awara do or will do that will make the governor offer him such money?”