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Politics of Wednesday, 10 August 2022


Wike desperate for alliance with Tinubu - APC chieftain says of 'bromance' with party governors

Governor Wike with some APC governors Governor Wike with some APC governors

Chris Finebone, the Rivers State All Progressives Congress (APC) Publicity Secretary believes Governor Nyeseom Wike is desperate to form some alliance with Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to remain relevant in 2023.

Wike, who is at loggerheads with the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has in recent times met with governors and chieftains of the APC. The most recent was he extending an invitation to Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the commissioning of a road project.

He also invited the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, to inaugurate some projects in his state.

Earlier, some APC governors led by the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), Kayode Fayemi, had also met Wike in his state amid his apparent feud with the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.

Commenting on the romance between APC chieftains tagged ‘Tinubu’s men’ and Wike, Finebone told the press: “The end result is how to survive 2023 general elections and remain politically relevant thereafter.

“In a scenario where Asiwaju/APC wins, Wike deserves the grace of God to walk free.

“He needs the protection post-2023 so badly.

“Therefore, it is clear that Wike is the one chasing after Asiwaju/APC and not the opposite.”


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