- There have been heated debate and conversations for who will take over the mantle of leadership from President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023
- The tide is turned as Governor Nyesom Wike is being criticized over his comments on Buhari’s successor by some heavyweight of the ruling All Progressives Congress
- The Ebonyi state chairman of the party has described Wike as unfit to run a public office following his unpleasant remarks towards Governor Dave Umahi
In recent times, the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike and his Ebonyi state counterpart, Dave Umahi have continued to trade words over President Muhammadu replacement come 2023.
The Punch reports that the Ebonyi state caretaker committee chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Stanley Okoro-Emegha, on Wednesday, September 15, said Wike, was unfit to hold public office following his verbal attacks on Umahi.
Recall that Umahi had shortly after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, in Abuja, on Monday, September 6, prayed that God should give Nigeria another ‘kind-hearted’ president like Buhari in 2023.
Wike had described Umahi’s prayers as the height of sycophancy
Okoro-Emegha, on Wednesday, September 15, while reacting to Wike’s comment in Abakaliki, noted that Wike was being uncharitable with his comments about his colleague; saying that Wike’s public utterances were unbecoming of a public office holder, A report by The Guardian also indicate.
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“That well calculated political move of Governor Umahi has caused a continuous mass exodus in his dying party. Since last year when Governor Umahi left the PDP for the APC, Governor Wike has lost focus and direction.”
He stated that Wike’s public utterances and carriage since he became governor were unbecoming of someone who is holding a public office, urging him to refrain from taking intoxicating substances.
APC issues official reaction to Jonathan's alleged defection
Earlier, the All Progressives Congress (APC) says it will welcome former President Goodluck Jonathan if he decides to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and join the ruling party.
Senator John James Akpanudoedehe, the spokesman of the APC, said this on Wednesday, September 15, when he appeared as a guest on Channels Television.
Legit.ng gathers that Akpanudoedehe said if the Nigerian ex-president defects to their fold, it will strengthen the party’s structure.
Southeast governor gives fresh update on 2023 elections
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodinma, has explained that Nigerians, especially members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), are not necessarily looking for an Igbo president.
Hours after President Muhammadu Buhari paid a one-day working visit to Imo, Governor Uzodinma said that the APC the masses are looking for a competent Nigerian leader, irrespective of tribe or ethnicity, reports indicate.
The southeast governor said that ahead of the 2023 general elections, the ruling party will make a decision on who will emerge as its flagbearer, adding that the resolution will be binding on all members.