Identities of PDP Bigwigs Loyal to Atiku Whose Businesses Wike Reportedly Sealed Off in Rivers

Identities of PDP Bigwigs Loyal to Atiku Whose Businesses Wike Reportedly Sealed Off in Rivers

Security operatives in Rivers were said to have sealed some businesses on Thursday, August 18, in the state capital, Port Harcourt.

News of this has been reported as an act of Revenge by Governor Nyesom Wike on the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.

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Most of those affected are PDP chieftains in Rivers (Photo: @GovWike, @atiku)
Source: Twitter

It was gathered that those whose businesses were sealed by the security reportedly on the orders of Governor Wike are friends of Austin Opara, a former deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, one of the supporters of Atiku.

The affected persons are:

Chinyere Emmanuel Igwe

Igwe is a Rivers PDP chieftain who happens to be the commissioner of urban development since 2015. He also served as a member of the House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011.

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His Mega Tool Filling Station at Ojoto Street, Diobu was sealed off on Thursday.

Hon. Jones Ogbonda

Ogbonda is a former lawmaker in the Rivers State House of Assembly. His facility, Priscy’s Bar, Elekahia in Port Harcourt was also affected.

Moreover, sources claim that the security agents who sealed off the bar arrested more than 40 customers and staff at the premises.

Sir Ikechi Chinda

Chinda is a former PDP chairman in Port Harcourt City LGA. His business, Preray Hotel at Eagle Island also located in the state capital was sealed off.

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Meanwhile, it was reported by that unless Atiku and Wike sheath their swords and embrace peace, the PDP will witness an exodus of its members ahead of the 2023 general election.

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A former minister of information and leader of the Wike reconciliation camp, Professor Jerry Gana, warned that if the crisis in the party is not resolved, the governor, himself, and others would move out of the party. gathered that while speaking while commissioning a project in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, Gana, however, called on Nigerians not to waste their votes for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), because they have failed Nigerians woefully.

He said:

“We want to assure you that the problems with the PDP, we shall resolve them and if it doesn’t resolve, this leader, the governor here, together with all of us, we shall tell the people of Nigeria where to go. They are not babies.
“Don’t make the mistake of wasting your vote to go to the other side. You know who I mean. They have failed woefully, embarrassingly failed, therefore don’t even go there."


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