- Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers caused a stir during the BoT meeting of the PDP in Abuja on Thursday, August 5
- Wike was said to have stormed the meeting which was taking place at the NEC hall of the opposition party
- The utter surprise from other BoT members made some persons believe that it is possible that the governor was not invited to the meeting
PAY ATTENTION: Join Legit.ng Telegram channel! Never miss important updates!
Abuja - Whether he was invited or not, the presence of Governor Nyesom Wike at the Board of Trustees (BoT) meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja on Thursday, August 5, came as a huge surprise for some attendees.
The Nation disclosed that Wike took his seat among the attendees while the PDP's national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, was delivering his opening speech.
In a video shared by the PDP on its official Facebook page, Secondus recognised Wike's presence and welcomed him.
In recent times, there have been unconfirmed reports that the Rivers governor is at odds with Secondus, while some go as far as alleging that the former is one of those plotting the latter's removal from office.
Moreover, a former vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has denied claims that he recently visited Wike to solidify schemes that will bring about Secondus' sack.
PDP in emergency meeting over resignation of national officers
Meanwhile, the resignation of seven national leaders of the PDP on Tuesday, August 3, necessitated a closed-door talk among executive members of the opposition party. The meeting was being presided by Secondus.
In recent times, the leadership of Secondus in the party has come under serious attack by some aggrieved chieftains.
Mass resignation hits party’s national leadership
Legit.ng had reported that the leadership crisis in the PDP deepened further on Tuesday, August 3, after seven national officers of the party resigned from their roles.
Chieftains addressed their resignation letters to the national secretary of the party. The PDP members alleged that they were being sidelined and unfairly treated by the national chairman.