- Some APC bigwigs who are governors from the southwest on Friday, July 8, stormed Rivers for a closed-door meeting with Nyesom Wike
- The APC governors are Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos), and Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo)
- A former governor of Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose, who is a PDP member, was said to be in attendance at the said meeting
An emerging report from The Nation indicates that three All Progressives Congress (APC) governors are said to be in a meeting with their Rivers state counterpart, Nyesom Wike.
The APC governors are having the closed-door meeting in Wike's private residence in Port Harcourt, the state capital.
The ruling party's governors are Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos), and Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo).
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The newspaper also gathered that Ayodele Fayose, a former governor of Ekiti, is also attending the meeting.
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Meanwhile, despite an earlier denial by Wike of plans to join the APC, there were moves by the ruling party to bring the strong man of Rivers into its fold.
A keen supporter of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Joe Igbokwe, has advised the leadership of the APC to get Wike into their camp.
In fact, Igbokwe urged the ruling party to beg the Rivers governor to defect into its fold, because, according to him, his a big fish and a great performer in Nigeria.
He called on leaders of the ruling party to go to the oil-rich state to perfect the plan.
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Meanwhile, Wike was on Thursday, June 16, clearly absent at a brief ceremony to unveil his counterpart from Delta state, Ifeanyi Okowa, as the vice-presidential candidate of the party in the 2023 elections.
Since after the primary election, Wike was touted as the natural presidential running mate to Atiku given the governor’s enormous influence within the party.