The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Iyorchia Ayu has said the party will publish the income and expenditure account of the party in December.
He also reiterated that he is determined to return the party to power; and not to loot or mismanage party funds.
Recall that Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike and some party leaders alleged that Ayu is corrupt and has embezzled some party funds.
In a statement by his Special Adviser, Simon Imobo-Tswam, Ayu disclosed that he has instructed the Finance Department to maintain an update on the party’s income and expenditure account for presentation to the Party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) at the first anniversary of the present NWC in December.
Ayu said the party leadership under his watch is being guided by the principles of transparency and accountability.
The statement read “The PDP was not founded to be in opposition. We founded the party to access power and develop the country. And my historic task is to return the party to power. I won’t be Chairman forever. For now, my preoccupation is to return the Party to power. I did not come to steal. My public service record is there.
“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.
“You may be reading many things and expecting my reaction. If we don’t always talk, it is because we want to maintain and build cohesion in the party. We don’t want continuous altercations in the PDP Family. Our eyes are on the big picture i.e. winning the 2023 general elections.”