The national chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, has denied meeting Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike on Wednesday in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

The national president revealed this in a statement through his Special Adviser on Media and Communications, Simon Imobo-Tswam, on Tuesday night.

Imobo-Tswam stated: “Dr. Ayu made it clear that he has never traveled to Port Harcourt and has not seen Governor Wike lately.

“The photography that is a trend in social networks is old. The accompanying story is therefore false and mischievous.

He urged PDP members to focus on the 2023 general election.

In another development, the Atiku-Okowa presidential campaign said that the “insufficient integrity” of APC All Progressives Congress presidential candidate Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu is the cause of the prolonged retirement of President Major General Muhammadu Buhari (ret.). , of the party’s campaign.

This was revealed by the spokesman for the campaign, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement on Wednesday night, in Abuja.

Ologbondiyan claimed that the presidential standard-bearer was the least eligible individual to campaign using integrity as a benchmark due to his deficiency in that regard.

He revealed: “His complete lack of integrity has forced President Muhammadu Buhari to stay away from his (Tinubu) presidential campaign.

“Isn’t it absurd that a presidential candidate who is beset by various accusations bordering on corruption, perjury, identity theft, name inconsistencies and the alleged crime of narcotics, for which he handed over a huge sum of $ 460,000 to the United States of America? Could you muster the courage to address any meeting on the topic of integrity?

“Has Asiwaju Tinubu defended the identity theft of former Cross River State Governor Donald Duke’s image, which was deliberately used by his campaign organization to portray him as a bright young man?”

He stressed that President Buhari’s prolonged absence from the APC presidential campaigns showed the president’s concern that Tinubu, due to his lack of integrity, will (could) lose a free, fair and credible election on February 25, 2023. .

He went on to say: “Our campaign also maintains that Chairman Buhari is distancing himself from Tinubu’s campaign due to the APC presidential candidate’s inability to provide a convincing explanation for his links to the alleged confiscation of $460,000 to US authorities. United in a drug trafficking case. related matter.”

Therefore, he advised Tinubu to stop making empty promises to the Nigerians as the compatriots had yet to recover from similar events he led in the past.