A report alleges former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, chairman, Adamu Mu'azu, plans to ditch the party and aims to float a new party. He is said to have wooed some powerful northern leaders in this alleged effort and has continued to consult top PDP members with the motive of getting them defect, too. David Mark, a former president of the senate, Rivers state Governor Nyesom Wike, and former secretary to the government of the federation are some of those Mu'azu was alleged to have discussed his plan with. They were said to have met in Lagos on the issue. The report claimed Mu'azu plans to dump the PDP to avoid being exposed on alleged shady deals he had with some political office aspirants in the build-up to the 2015 election. It was alleged the former party chairman collected various sums of money as bribes from the aspirants in return for the party ticket and to also allow some governorship aspirants handpick favourable delegates. The report alleged some of the governorship aspirants paid Mu'uazu as much as $10 million for this, and reference was made of the N750 million allegedly paid by a former House of Representatives member, Ndudi Elumelu, to secure the party's Delta state governorship ticket, which he failed to. However, this allegations couldn't be independently verified.