- The governor of Ebonyi state, Dave Umahi, has wooed his Rivers state counterpart, Nyesom Wike, to support the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu
- Umahi told Wike that Tinubu needs the votes of the people of the oil-rich state in the 2023 presidential election
- In an apparent reference to Wike's pledge to Peter Obi and Kwankwaso, the Ebonyi governor said the APC presidential flagbearer does not need logistics support
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Emohua LGA, Rivers state - Governor Dave Umahi says the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, does not need the logistics support of the Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike.
The Ebonyi state governor said rather, Tinubu needs the votes of the people of the oil-rich state.
Channels TV reported that Umahi said this on Tuesday, November 22, when he commissioned the Akpabu-Itu-Umudiogha road in the Emohua local government area of Rivers state.
The Ebonyi governor was invited for the commissioning by his Rivers state counterpart.
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Umahi, an APC governor, is one of the coordinators of Tinubu’s campaign in the southeast.
Wike and the PDP crisis
Legit.ng notes the Ebonyi governor's statement trails Wike's pledge of logistics support to the presidential candidates of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, and New Nigeria People's Party (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso.
Wike, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governor, is not on good terms with his party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
He and four other PDP governors now known as G5 Governors are not backing Atiku's presidential bid following the party's refusal to grant their demand for Iyorchia Ayu's resignation as national chairman.
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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the G5 governors and other aggrieved opposition PDP leaders said that they are still open to reconciliation with Atiku.
The aggrieved PDP members agreed that there is a need to resolve the crisis within the party in preparation for the forthcoming 2023 election.
Speaking after a closed-door meeting, a former governor of Plateau state, Jonah Jang said the group of aggrieved PDP members who have tagged themselves as Integrity Group had not closed its doors on reconciling with Atiku.