- There are fears that the odds might be against Governor Godwin Obaseki in the PDP
- This is as Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday, June 23, disengaged himself from a crucial meeting of the PDP in Edo
- Wike alleged that some top party members are plotting to rubbish his image
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The governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, has disengaged himself from a reconciliation meeting organised by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo ahead of the gubernatorial election.
The aggrieved governor on Tuesday, June 23, alleged that there are some persons in the PDP's National Working Committee (NWC) who are bent on bringing his name to disrepute, AIT reports.
Wike warned the NWC to guard against taking any step that will bring about the disintegration of the party.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Obaseki who was recently disqualified from participating in the forthcoming All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries in Edo state paid a visit to Governor Wike of Rivers state.
Wike who received the embattled governor at the Rivers State Government House, Port Harcourt disclosed this in a tweet.
Though sources said they had no knowledge of the details of the meeting, they believe it was connected to the political survival of the governor.
Obaseki had been in disagreement with his former political godfather, Adams Oshiomhole who is also the national chairman of the APC, for some time now and this has technically culminated to his recent disqualification.
Moreover, the past immediate speaker of Edo state House of Assembly, Kabiru Adjoto, resigned his membership of the ruling party.
Speaking with pressmen on Monday, June 22, after tendering his resignation in Benin, Adjoto said he took the decision for the sake of his political future after consulting necessary stakeholders.
“My resignation takes immediate effect,” Adjoto said, adding that his resignation was also in line with Article 9.5(i) of the APC constitution.
The former speaker said his resignation came with mixed feeling because leaving the party he helped to build has been a tough decision.
Legit.ng noted that Adjoto's defection came on the heels of the crisis in the ruling party in Edo state forcing the incumbent governor Godwin Obaseki to defect to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
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