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General News of Wednesday, 7 September 2022


Details emerge as 17 PDP governorship candidates visit Wike in Rivers

PDP governorship candidates in Rivers to meet with Governor Wike over the party's crisis PDP governorship candidates in Rivers to meet with Governor Wike over the party's crisis

At least 17 governorship candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have held a closed-door meeting with the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike.

The Nation reported that the candidates from Sokoto, Jigawa, Kaduna, Katsina and 13 other states paid Governor Wike a visit at his country home in Rumueprikon, Obio-Akpor local government area.

The candidates reportedly arrived in Port Harcourt around 8pm for the meeting which is coming amid the crisis rocking the PDP ahead of the 2023 elections.

The PDP governorship candidates were said to have gone to beg Governor Wike to forgive the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, and the party’s national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu as well as other PDP leaders that offended him.

The Nation, however, stated that it could not be ascertained whether they were sent to beg Wike by the party, Atiku or they came on their own volition. The newspaper cited a source as confirming the development saying the meeting started around 8:30pm.

The PDP governorship candidate in Jigawa state, Mustapha Sule Lamido, is one of those at the meeting.

Other PDP governorship candidates in attendance include that of Kaduna state, Isa Ashiru, and Katsina state, Yakubu Lado Danmarke, among others.

The meeting is currently underway, according to Leadership. PDP crisis worsens as Wike speaks on those plotting to kill him Earlier, reported that Governor Wike alleged threats to his life amidst the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The Rivers state governor, however, said those plotting to kill him will die first before they get to him.

Wike made the statement on Tuesday, September 6, when he inaugurated a new Faculty of Agriculture for Rivers State University and commissioned the construction of residential blocks for the faculty in Etche local government area of the state.

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