- Governor Nyesom Wike has been indeed unleashing surprises, especially since his rift with Atiku Abubakar began
- The Rivers governor on many occasions has been seen with APC chieftains both in Nigeria and abroad
- Wike surprised Nigerians again on Thursday, September 29, when he attended the inauguration of the Body of Benchers by President Buhari in Abuja
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Abuja - Nigerians were surprised to see Governor Nyesom Wike present during the inauguration of the Body of Benchers Complex in Abuja by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, September 29.
Not just that, the Rivers state government under Governor Wike, according to the chairman of the Body Of Benchers, Wole Olanipekun (SAN), donated N500m to the construction of the complex, Channels TV reports.
Among those who also attended the inaugural ceremony were Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, and the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN).
It is a known fact that the Rivers governor is one of the strong and influential critics of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Buhari-led federal government.
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The Rivers state governor stated this on Tuesday, September 6, during the commissioning of the Rivers State University’s campus in Etche.
Governor Wike, who did not name the PDP members, said they approached him to join in the negotiation but he stood his ground to deliver Rivers state for the PDP.
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Wike stated further that no amount of intimidation would cow him into supporting a cause that is not beneficial to the people of Rivers state.
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Meanwhile, the camp of the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on Monday, September 5, declared that moves to force the PDP national chairman, Dr Iyorchia Ayu, to resign before the 2023 presidential election is dead on arrival.
The spokesman of the Atiku Campaign Organisation, Senator Dino Melaye, said those clamouring for Ayu’s sack are from the All Progressives Congress (APC), stressing that their plan is to cause a constitutional crisis in the PDP.