At least 16 governorship candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), including governorship flag-bearer in Jigawa State, Mustapha Sule Lamido, have visited Governor Nyesom Wike at his Private residence in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The Rivers governor meeting with the PDP governorship candidates
It was clear the the reason of the visit to Wike, to persuade him to mend fences with the party and Atiku Abubakar.
The governor has been having a running battle with the leadership of PDP and its Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar over the refusal of the party to honour the agreement that if a presidential candidate comes from the northern part of the country, the National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu will relinquish his position to a Southern person.
At the time of filing this report, Wike and the governorship candidates were locked in a closed door meeting at his private residence on Ada George road Rumueprikon, suburb of Port Harcourt.
It would be noted that on Tuesday, September 6, Wike hinted that there concerns that there might be threats to his life.
Wike made the observation at the formal inauguration of the Etche Campus of the Rivers State University in Abara community of Etche Local Government Area on Tuesday.
The governor revealed that some of his close associate had expressed concerned about his safety, but that he has told them not to be bother because God was on his side.
“Some people tell me be careful, they will kill you. Kill who? who told you, you will not die first before you reach me? So, those of you who are panicking, you don’t need to panic. If you have God, what are you afraid of? They’ve chased us, they’ve fought us but today we are standing strong.”
Wike also clarified his comments on why he said he was willing to deal with those who wanted to challenge his electoral capacity.
Source: PM News