2023: Tension Thickens In PDP As Wike Meets Umahi Again, Ignores Chieftains...

2023: Tension Thickens In PDP As Wike Meets Umahi Again, Ignores Chieftains (PHOTOS)

By Senior Editor | The Trent on August 8, 2022
Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike
Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State will commence the inauguration of some projects on Monday for which he has reportedly refused to invite key stakeholders in his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Wike on Sunday received Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State in respect of the 2023 election.

Umahi, a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), paid a visit to Wike in Port Harcourt for “a partisan discussion”.

With regard to some projects executed by his administration whose official commissioning will start today (Monday), Wike allegedly extended unusual invitations to the leaders of the APC.

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While Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, was invited to inaugurate the Orochiri-Worukwo flyover, a former Governor of Sokoto State, would be in the State on Tuesday to inaugurate the Ogbum-Nu-Abali Eastern Bypass dualised road.

Among the invitees is the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, who would inaugurate the House of Assembly quarters on Friday, and Olusegun Mimiko, a former Governor of Ondo State will commission the dualisation of Azikiwe Illoabuchi Road.

This development is said to have made top members of the PDP apprehensive, as they are bewildered about why Wike is towing the path he chose.

Wike had last week met with Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the PDP, to iron out their differences.

The face-to-face meeting behind closed doors at the private residence of Prof. Jerry Gana, a PDP Board of Trustees member (BoT), pledged to resolve their differences within seven days.


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