PDP Crisis: “Don’t Be Far From Me if You Cross Over,” Fubara Hints at Wike’s Defection to APC

PDP Crisis: “Don’t Be Far From Me if You Cross Over,” Fubara Hints at Wike’s Defection to APC

  • The governor of Rivers state has dropped a hint on Nyesom Wike's possible defection to the ruling APC
  • Siminalayi Fubara urged his predecessor to keep him in his closest of hearts when he crosses over to the other side of the political divide
  • He made this appeal at a Thanksgiving reception held in honour of Wike on Sunday, June 18, at his residence in the state

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Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers state has urged his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, not to be far from him even if he crosses over to the other side of the political divide.

The governor made this assertion on Sunday, June 18, at a thanksgiving reception held in honour of Wike at his private residence in the state, Channels TV reported.

Sir Siminalayi Fubara, and his wife, Lady Valerie Fubara, Chief Barr. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, GSSRS, POS Africa, Life Bencher and his wife, Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike
Fubara speaks on Wike's possible defection to APC at a thanksgiving held in honour of the former Rivers governor. Photo credit: SIM Media Volunteers
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Fubara drops hint on Wike's defection to APC

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“While we are seeing sign that it’s like you want to go over to the other side with everybody wishing that, please don’t be too far from me because I know that the sharks, the tigers are really around looking for what to hurt.

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“So, being around would continue to guide and put my head straight for the purpose of this state,” Fubara said.

His appeal is coming amid speculations that Wike could dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), The Guardian report added.

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The governor, while speaking at a thanksgiving service organized for former Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, in Port Harcourt, the state capital, on Sunday, June 18, referred to the former vice president as the one who called himself a unifier but said Wike is the true unifier.

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