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General News of Tuesday, 16 August 2022


Peter Obi meets Wike's faction of PDP in Port Harcourt

Some past and present governors of the PDP Some past and present governors of the PDP

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) reportedly met with the Nyesom Wike-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday, August 15.

Images of the meeting that emerged online was shared by Dr Olusegun Mimiko, a former governor of Ondo state, who was also at the meeting.

Also present in the meeting are the governors of Abia; Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, his Benue counterpart; Samuel Ortom, former governor of Cross River state; Donald Duke, former governor of Gombe state; Ibrahim Dankwambo and a former Attorney-General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke.

The others are former House of Representatives member; Hon Nnenna Ukeje, PDP south-south leader; Dan Orbih and an unidentified PDP chieftain.

The meeting comes amidst the internal wrangling between Governor Wike, the leadership of the party and the presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar.

Before now, Obi had met separately with Wike in Port Harcourt, Ortom in Abuja, Ikpeazu in Umuahia and Mimiko in Abuja in recent times.

The frequent meetings between the Labour Party presidential candidate and Wike's associates have sparked rumours of an alignment between the aggrieved PDP chieftains and Obi.

The Punch newspaper confirmed that the meeting was held at Wike’s private residence in Port Harcourt, the Rivers capital.

According to the report, Obi’s visit came amidst speculations that Wike may dump the PDP due to the fallout over the presidential primary of the party and the failure of Atiku to pick him as his running mate for the 2023 general elections.


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