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Politics of Monday, 22 August 2022


'Wike lule': Tambuwal, Obaigbena mock Rivers governor in viral video

Nduka Obaigbena and Sokoto governor Aminu Tambuwal play videoNduka Obaigbena and Sokoto governor Aminu Tambuwal

The infighting in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was trivialized by the founder of This Day newspaper and Arise TV, Nduka Obaigbena in the video that has gone viral.

The fracas between presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike has become a major talking point in the political space ahead of the elections in 2023.

While tensions between both men are yet to be doused, Obaigbena, making a joke of the situation mocked the Rivers state governor when he hosted some guests who attended the funeral of Margaret Obaigbena, his mother, on Saturday, August 20, in Owa-Onyibu, Delta state.

While hailing Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto, whom he described as the country’s “future president”, the media mogul said, “Wike lule”, The Cable reports.

Wike Lule, explained in clear terms

“Lule” is a word in Yoruba that means “fallen or failed”. Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), gave resonance to the word in an outburst — when he said it was his turn to be president (Emi lo kan).

Obaigbena joked: “Chairman of PDP governors forum, Tambuwal! Presidential candidate, Tambuwal! Wike ‘lule’, Tambuwal! Wike ‘lule’, Tambuwal! Wike ‘lule’, Tambuwal! Future president, Tambuwal!.”


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