Abacha's Son, Top APC Former Governor, 1 Other Visit Nyesom Wike in Rivers
- Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has continued to play host to top politicians from the ruling party and opposition
- These politicians have been paying courtesy visits to Wike at his residence in Port Harcourt Rivers state on various occasions
- A recent visit to Wike was from Mohammed Abacha and the PDP's governorship candidate in Katsina State, Yakubu Lado Danmarke
- The duo visited Wike shortly after he had a closed-door meeting with a former governor of Zamfara state
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Months after losing out on the Peoples Democratic Party's presidential primary, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has continued to receive visitors from various political parties in Nigeria.
One of such visitors includes a former governor of Zamfara state, Abdulaziz Yari who paid a courtesy call to Wike at his residence in Port Harcourt Rivers state.
Daily Trust reports that Yari was at Wike's residence Rumuopirikom alongside his entourage before proceeding to the governor's sitting room where the duo had a closed-door meeting.
It was gathered that shortly after former governor Yari left Wike, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Katsina State, Yakubu Lado Danmarke, and the PDP governorship candidate in Kano State, Mohammed Abacha arrived at Wike's residence.
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The outcome of the meetings between the parties was not disclosed to journalists.
However, sources close to Rivers state's number one man said the visit of the high-profile politicians was not unconnected to the ongoing political efforts by various parties and individuals to lobby Wike into joining their party or not leaving the PDP.
2023: Atiku hints at peace talks with Wike as PDP crisis thickens
Earlier, Atiku Abubakar returned to Nigeria to lead the PDP mega rally and support the party's governorship candidate, Ademola Adeleke ahead of the Saturday, July 16, election Osun election.
In a recent interview, the presidential hopeful noted that he is willing to make peace with Governor Nyesom Wike.
The PDP chieftain stated further that the crisis rocking the opposition party is just mere social media drama.
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Meanwhile, a new study has revealed that Atiku had outperformed the two other major presidential candidates - Peter Obi of the Labour Party and Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC - on positive ratio metrics on social media.
According to the report which adopted Artificial Intelligence tools to analyse 500,000 mentions of the candidates on both traditional and social media within a one-month period, it revealed that although Atiku got more positive sentiments from people than the duo of Tinubu and Obi.
This means that people who discussed the candidates said more positive things about Atiku Abubakar than they did for Obi and even expressed lesser positive sentiments about Tinubu.