- The Governor of Ebonyi state and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), David Umahi on Sunday visited Governor Nyesom Wike
- Governor Umahi met with Governor Wike at his country home in Rumuepirikom, Port Harcourt, amid defection rumours
- Though the governors went into a closed-door meeting, the details of the meeting were not disclosed as the internal crisis rocking the opposition PDP deepens between Wike's camp and Atiku's camp
Governor David Nweze Umahi of Ebonyi state, on Sunday, August 7, again meets Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on a private visit at his country home in Rumuepirikom.
The details of the meeting remain unknown but photos circulating the internet have generated heated debate in the polity.
For some Nigerians, Wike's meeting with APC governors in recent days speaks of his defection to the ruling party, for others, Wike might be used to work against the Peoples Democratic Paty (PDP)'s flagbearer, Atiku Abubakar.
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Meanwhile, this is the second time Governor Umahi would be visiting Governor Wike at his residence since the crisis in the opposition party started.
Nigerians took to the official Facebook page of the Press Unit - Rivers State Government House - Port Harcourt, and aired their views on the recent development.
Ubong Sam wrote
"You people should please work for Peter Obi.
"Presidency MUST come to South ⬇️."
Akwa Richard stated
"For the second TIME in two months... Umahi. You remember what you told Dr. Wike."
Innocent Chimaijem Onwundinulo queried
"So Davi finally come? This politicians are not trusted oooo."
Apst Gogo Chris noted that
"After all the names he called wike and even challenge wike to a debate, God forbid. I can't fight for any politician or keep enmity with anyone bcos of this shameless politician."
George Mario urged Nigerians
"You see this politicians ehh... fear them oooh. I remember sometime ago wike and dave where on a battle field then today they are dinning together and their supporters will be killing themselves.... In politics no permanent enemies but permanent interest."
Wike raises alarm over alleged recruitment of thugs for 2023 polls
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike says his government has received an intelligence report that politicians in the state have allegedly started recruiting cultists and ex-convicts to be used as political thugs before and during next year’s general elections.
Governor Wike in a state broadcast said the reports also indicated that meetings for such recruitment are being held in hotels and other entertainment centres around the state.
He warned that his administration will not allow any politician, despite his past or present status or political leaning, to upset the relative peace which the security agencies have struggled to maintain in Rivers State.
2023: 3 Reasons Why Peter Obi has an edge over Tinubu, Atiku, Kwankwaso
Going by the analysis of the potential of the presidential candidates ahead of the 2023 elections, Peter Obi, the Labour Party flagbearer, has been tipped to have an edge above other aspirants.
Peter Obi's campaign has been adjudged to be issue-based in nature, he talks to the youths, and his geed antecedents are some of the paths his opponents are yet to take.
However, these chances of Obi have been undermined by the political warlords in the northern party of the country, including Rabiu Kwankwaso of the NNPP, who have predicted that he will not win the north, the political bloc in the country.