Wike made the revelation in his much expected world press conference where he opened up on events that led to the emergence of Atiku as the PDP presidential candidate during the primaries.
Wike, who revealed this in an ongoing media parley, alleged that Ayu played a vital role that was detrimental to other aspirants in the emergence of Atiku as the PDP flag bearer.
The governor alleged that Ayu called several presidential aspirants to step down for the former vice president during the convention.
“He was calling aspirants to withdraw for Atiku. I was there, Saraki and others were there.
“He manipulated the delegates. There was nothing Ayu did not do to ensure Wike didn’t emerge,” Wike said.