Progressives’ PDP Reps. set to endorse Wike as Atiku’s running mate – Legislative Group

As the search for the running mate of the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar continues, a new parliamentary group known as the ‘Progressives PDP Reps’ in the House of Representatives is set to meet in Abuja today, Monday, to endorse the candidature of the River State governor, Nyesom Wike, for the position. This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja yesterday by the leader of the group, Hon. Oluwole Oke, from Osun State. According to Hon. Oke, who is also the…

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Wike orders prosecution of Amaechi, Cole over alleged sale of assets

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has directed the State’s Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Prof. Zaccheaus Adangor, to commence immediate prosecution of his predecessor and former Transport Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, over the alleged fraudulent sale of State assets and diversion of $50 million. Wike gave the directives yesterday, at the Executive Chamber of Government House, Port Harcourt, during the inauguration of three new commissioners. The Governor named those to be included in the prosecution as Rivers All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Tonye Cole, along with his company Sahara Energy.…

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2023 PDP Flagbearer: Wike, Atiku mend fences, as PDP shops for running mate

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Wednesday, visited Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate for the 2023 general election, Atiku Abubakar, in Abuja. Wike’s visit took place amidst a search by Atiku and the opposition party for an acceptable Southern running mate for the coveted ticket. Recall that the PDP Board of Trustees (BoT) Chairman, Walid Jibrin, had last Monday said, “The BoT will assist the party, and surely, the Wazirin Adamawa (Atiku) himself to come out with a very acceptable vice president from Southern Nigeria”. It was learnt that…

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‘Why Atiku should pick Wike as running mate’ – Patriotic Lawyers

Chairman, League of Patriotic Lawyers, Abubakar Yesufu, has urged the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former vice-president Atiku Abubakar, to pick Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, as his running mate. He explained that the choice of Wike would brighten the chances of the party at the poll. His words: ”I want to hail the choice of Wazirin Adamawa, Abubakar Atiku. We call on him to proceed and pick Nyesom Wike as his running mate for a robust ticket. “The choice will calm frayed nerves and act as the…

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PDP Presidential Primary: “How Southern governors betrayed me” — Wike breaks silence

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has blamed governors of the South-South geo-political zone for his defeat at the Peoples Democratic Party Party, (PDP), presidential primary on Saturday. This was stated yesterday by Wike, when he addressed PDP supporters in Rivers State. Wike, who was considered a favourite to clinch the opposition party’s ticket eventually lost to Atiku Abubakar, Nigeria’s former vice-president. Atiku polled 371 votes to officially emerge the winner of the primary election, while Wike came second with 237 votes. Former senate president Bukola Saraki had 70 votes, to…

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N96bn Alleged Fraud: Wike, Rivers leaders set to meet, decide Amaechi, Cole, others’ fate

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that leaders of the State would meet to decide on whether to commence criminal prosecution of the former Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, over the alleged fraudulent sales of some valued State assets and diversion of State funds. The governor said those whose fate would also be decided during the meeting, would include, Tonye Cole, Sahara Energy Ltd, and former Rivers State Commissioner for Transport, George Tolofari. Wike, who gave this indication during a media parley attended by Rivers elders in Abuja, last…

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‘Nigeria was never divided as it is under APC, Buhari’ – Wike

Rivers State governor and a presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Nyesom Wike, has said Nigeria has never been divided as it currently is under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, (APC). Wike, who addressed delegates of the party in Lokoja on Wednesday, said the ruling APC has plunged the country into a deep hole to the extent that only a president with great character and political strength will harness all available human resources with close supervision to pull the country out. The…

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2023: IPOB warns Wike to stay away from S’East

…Counts his sins against Ndigbo The members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), have warned the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike to stay clear of the South-East in his bid to become the president of Nigeria in the 2023 general elections. Giving reasons for the warning, the Biafran agitators said Wike had, on many occasions in the past, denied having any links with the region, wondering why he would now want to come there to campaign and canvas for votes. In an issued statement yesterday, signed by…

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“I’d appoint you president if I had the power” – Makarfi tells Wike

A former governor of Kaduna State, Ahmed Makarfi, says if he had the power, he would make Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers State, the president of Nigeria. The former governor, who spoke on Monday, when Wike visited Kaduna State for consultations concerning his presidential ambition, said he would have done this because of Wike’s contributions to the “survival” of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during its trying moments. According to Makarfi, many people contributed to the PDP in so many ways, “but there is no single individual who contributed as…

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Wike donates N200m to Kaduna IDPs

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, yesterday donated N200 million to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Kaduna State for their upkeep. Wike made the donation when he visited the State secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna, as part of his campaign tour to seek for the party’s ticket for the 2023 presidential poll. According to him, “We must not be sentimental about winning the 2023 election. We need people who are courageous and competent to win the election come 2023 and this we will do when you give…

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