Wike says coming to Abuja reminded him of his presidential election defeat

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers, on Friday, said that his coming to Abuja reminded him of his defeat during the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s presidential primary held on May 28 at Eagle Square. Wike made this known at a book launch in Abuja. The book, titled: “Flowing Justice: Selected Leading Judgments of the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court,” was authored by retired Justice Abdu Aboki and unveiled by the governor. Wike said: “I want to once again congratulate My Lord, Hon Justice Abdu Aboki JSC for giving me this opportunity…

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2023: Atiku meets PDP presidential aspirants

…Wike absent Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State was absent yesterday as the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, met the 2023 presidential aspirants of the party at his Asokoro residence in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT). Present at the meeting were Dele Momodu, Mohammed Hayatu-Deen, Tari Oliver, and Charles Ugwu.  It was gathered that the PDP flagbearer appreciated them for accepting with good faith the outcome of the Convention that produced him as the PDP as party’s candidate. Wike and Atiku have been at loggerheads since…

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PDP Crisis: Wike, Ortom, Ikpeazu jet out to UK again

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, and his allies, Samuel Ortom, of Benue State and Okezie Ikpeazu, of Abia State, on Friday jetted out to London, United Kingdom for a new round of talks.  They are expected to be joined by Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, who is currently on vacation abroad. Wike has been at loggerheads with Atiku Abubakar, his party’s presidential candidate over the choice of his running mate, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State. He previously met with top APC members, including the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu;…

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2023: “We will help PDP lose election” – Wike

Following some disagreements, Rivers State Governor, Wike has threatened to help the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) lose the 2023 presidential election. While speaking during the commissioning of the internal road in Omerelu community, in Ikwerre local government area of Rivers State, yesterday, Wike made the threat as he responded to recent comments by the National Chairman of the PDP, Iyorchia Ayu said the chairman is exhibiting arrogance. The governor, who was responding to recent comments by the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Iyorchia Ayu, said the chairman…

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2022 Presidential Primary: Court fixes date to hear Wike’s suit against PDP, Atiku

The Federal High Court, Abuja, yesterday, fixed Sept. 14 to hear a suit filed by Gov. Nyesom Wike, of Rivers against the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), and its Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar. Justice Ahmed Mohammed fixed the date after granting a ‘Motion on Notice’ for an extension of time, filed by counsel for the PDP, Priscilla Eje, Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, and Atiku. The Motion was granted after it was not opposed by a lawyer to the plaintiffs, Wilfred Okoi. In the suit, dated and filed on June…

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2023: Wike speaks on PDP crisis, says “something‘ll happen soon”

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has commented on the cracks within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying nothing has happened yet but “something will happen” soon. The PDP presidential aspirant, who spoke during the flag-off of Eneka Internal Roads in the Obio-Akpor area of the State yesterday, said nobody can threaten him as he will do what is right no matter the “gang up” or blackmail. Wike said: “Anybody who knows me knows that once I have made up my mind and I believe that what I am doing is…

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2023: Speculations heighten as Obasanjo, Atiku, Wike, Obi, Fayose, others meet in London

Speculations on Nigeria’s political scene as the 2023 general elections draws near have heightened, with some political heavy-weights reportedly taking part in meetings in far away London, United Kingdom. Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, met with the presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP) Peter Obi, and the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, who had been earlier reported to have also had talks on Wednesday with the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, also in London. Wike is said to have attended the meeting…

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Wike: Atiku warns Sule Lamido, other supporters against hate speech, harmful utterances

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has admonished all stakeholders of the party and his supporters to desist forthwith from making statements that are capable of compromising the on-going effort towards further strengthening the party and bringing all its leaders together. This followed the recent exchange between one of his main supporters, former Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido, and Governor Nyesom Wike, of Rivers State, over the current disagreement between Atiku and his former rival for the party’s ticket. The caution is contained in a…

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2023 PDP Running Mate: Wike’s Group meets in Abuja to strategise 

Seemingly still angered by the lack of meaningful initiative at reconciliation from the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, on Sunday met with his counterparts backing him to consider the way forward as the 2023 presidential elections inch closer. The closed-door meeting, which was held in Rivers State Lodge, Asokoro, Abuja, was attended by State governors known to be his major backers. There were also various coordinators of his presidential campaign led by former Information Minister, Jerry Gana. Even though…

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PDP Crisis: Governor Wike’s camp wants Chairman Iyorchia Ayu removed

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Iyorchia Ayu, has found himself at the centre of the face-off between the presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar, and Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, which is tearing the main opposition party apart, ahead of the 2023 general elections. The crisis worsened on Wednesday, when two associates of Wike, Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, and a former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, publicly expressed their reluctance to back their party’s presidential candidate for the general election. While Ortom said he…

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