- 2 PDP governors have reportedly exchanged words over comment on Buhari
- Governor Wike of Rivers state was said to have called Governor Umahi of Ebonyi Buhari's man
- Umahi, however, threatened to release Wike pictures with Buhari to the public
Mild drama reportedly ensued between the governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike and his counterpart from Ebonyi state, David Umahi, over comment on President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Nation reports that the drama occurred when Governor Wike cracked a joke on Governor Umahi’s relationship with President Buhari.
Legit.ng gathered that it is widely believed that Umahi is the closest PDP governor to Buhari, adding that the governor has made no pretence about his closeness to the president, so much so that it was speculated in the past that he would defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to the newspaper, a joke by Wike at a meeting of PDP governors over Buhari/Umahi relationship struck the wrong cord in the Ebonyi governor and almost resulted in fisticuffs between the two state chief executives.
The meeting was said to have begun on a convivial note and exchange of banter.
It was learnt that when Umahi arrived the venue of the event, Wike jokingly welcomed him, saying, “Ah, here comes Buhari’s man!”
The remark was said to have elicited laughter from the other governors, but it did not resonate well with Umahi, who angrily queried Wike.
He said: “Who is more Buhari than you? I have many of your pictures with Buhari which are not known to the public!”
The newspaper noted that Umahi then threatened to make Wike’s pictures with Buhari public if he was provoked further by his host.
"Was Wike rattled? Those present said he was speechless. Umahi’s outburst ended the discussion on Buhari and the meeting moved to discuss other issues," the source was quoted to have said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that there was a crisis between the Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike and his Bayelsa state counterpart, Seriake Dickson, over an alleged plan by the latter to take over some oil resources reportedly belonging to Rivers state.
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