The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, claimed that Atiku Abubakar, the party’s presidential candidate, asked him to borrow N1 billion in 2021 to run the party’s affairs. This claim has been criticized by the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council.

Festus Keyamo, the council spokesman for the APC, claimed that the PDP, which had not yet taken office, was already considering borrowing money to fund its operations, proving the hypocrisy of the party.

Ayu had on Friday denied the governor of Rivers State’s recurrent claims that he had received N1 billion from a presidential candidate.

He said:

“When we came in, and the party had funding difficulties, the current presidential candidate suggested that the party should take a loan of N1billion from a bank.

“And the owner of that bank was also an influential member of this party. He has left the party now. But when we discussed with him, we discarded the idea”.

In reaction, Keyamo made mockery of the opposing party in a post on his official Twitter account.

He wrote;

“Nigerians should see the same party that complains about the fact that we borrow in some cases to fund infrastructure.

“They have not even won an election, they are suggesting taking loans to run their party! The problem with the PDP is their hypocrisy that stinks to high heavens.”