A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Sam Ohuabunwa, on Tuesday suggested that Governor Nyesom Wike recently invited some bigwigs of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and other political party leaders to Rivers State because he wanted to promote the main opposition party.
Ohuabunwa said that the Governor’s decision to bring the politicians to Rivers is a way of sanctioning and endorsing the kind of polity and performance he is saying.
Ohuabunwa disclosed this on Channels Television’s breakfast show, Sunrise Daily.
He spoke against the backdrop of Wike’s current face-off with PDP’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, over the choice of the party’s running mate among other issues.
Ever since Governor Wike’s defeat in the PDP presidential primaries by Atiku, the Rivers State Governor has been in a romance with some candidates of different political parties.
The Governor had met with some chieftains of the APC believed to be “men” of the party’s presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Wike had also invited Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State to commission a flyover in Port Harcourt. He also met with Peter Obi of the Labour Party as well as former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Against the backdrop of these actions, some Nigerians believe Wike may dump the PDP.