Wike will join APC very soon, Tinubu Support Group coordinator reveals
..As Wike receives Ebonyi Governor, Dave Umahi in Port Harcourt
Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers state, may be quitting the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, soon, according to recent happenings.
Wike has been very quiet since losing the party’s presidential primaries and missing out on becoming the party’s vice presidential candidate in 2023. He is said to have established talks with the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
At 9 p.m. on Saturday, Ebonyi state governor Dave Umahi arrived in Port Harcourt for what he described as a “friendly and brotherly” visit with Wike.
This visit makes it Umahi’s first meeting with Wike after the former dumped the PDP for the APC following an alleged dissatisfaction with the party. Wike and Umahi both contested the primaries of their respective parties.
However, the Rivers Governor is regarded as a victim of intense “powerplay and gang up” by vociferous forces within his party after he was denied the vice presidential candidacy despite being the party’s favourite.
He had been endorsed by the screening committee of the party but was passed over for Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State. This development reportedly left him very unhappy.
He accused PDP’s Southern governors of betraying the power shift agreement.
A South-South Coordinator of the Tinubu Support Group, Mr. Gabriel Abijah, in a recent interview, revealed that Wike will soon join APC.
“As we speak, Wike will soon be a member of APC. we are working on the issue and I can not disclose our modality. He is our brother and we love him.”
If Wike moves to the APC, Political Pundits predict that the PDP may lose the south-south as Rivers state is responsible for almost 2 million votes.