Tinubu’s Ministerial Nominees: PDP Reveals When to Decide Nyesom Wike’s Fate

Tinubu’s Ministerial Nominees: PDP Reveals When to Decide Nyesom Wike’s Fate

  • Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said it will decide the fate of Nyesom Wike after he was nominated as a minster by President Bola Ahmed
  • The PDP Acting National Chairman, Ambassador Umar Damagum, said consultations were already in progress on the Wike's issue
  • Damagum disclosed that the PDP will meet on Monday, July 31, to take a definite position on the ministerial nomination of Wike

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to the nomination of former Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike as minister by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The PDP Acting National Chairman, Ambassador Umar Damagum, said the party will take a definite decision on the nomination of Wike.

PDP to decide Wike's fate as Tinubu's minister/PDP will meet on Monday to decide on Wike as Tinubu's minister
PDP will meet on Monday, July 31, to decide Nyesom Wike’s fate as Tinubu's ministerial nominee. Photo Credit:Nuru Shehu Jos/ Nyesom Wike
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Damagum, who disclosed this over the phone to The Nation, on Friday, July 28, added that consultation was already in progress on the Wike issue.

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“We are already consulting with the PDP Governors Forum on the matter and the National Working Committee (NWC) will be meeting on Monday to take a definite position on it.”

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He denied allegations that the PDP has gone to bed since the outcome of the 2023 general elections.

“There is no lull in the PDP like you said, just because you have not seen us moving to the streets. Consultations are ongoing with key stakeholders.
“Among those we are consulting with are state chairmen, the PDP Governors Forum, past National Chairmen and a select group of PDP elders.
“We are also meeting with the leadership of the PDP Youth organ next week. So we have not been idle as some people might think.”

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Top PDP Governor Speaks on Wike's Nomination As Tinubu's Minister

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Siminalayi Fubara, the governor of Rivers State, has congratulated his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, for making the list of ministerial nominees by President Bola Tinubu.

Wike was a two-term governor of Rivers State whose tenure ended on May 29 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and was succeeded by Fubara, who was his preferred candidate.

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The National Legal Adviser of the African Action Congress (AAC), Inibehe Effiong, said he does not believe former Rivers and Kaduna state governors, Nyesom Wike and Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, should be ministers.

Effiong said a large number of the 28 ministerial nominees of President Bola Tinubu were career politicians and he find the list uninspiring.

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Senate Drops Date, Time Wike, El-Rufai, Umahi, Other Ministerial Nominees Will Be Screened

The leadership of the Senate has disclosed that President Bola Tinubu's nominees for ministerial positions will begin screening on Monday, July 31.

Yemi Adaramodu, the spokesperson of the Senate, disclosed on Thursday, July 27, that the Red Chamber has suspended all its planned activities to begin screening the ministerial nominees immediately,

Source: Legit.ng

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Adekunle Dada (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Adekunle Dada is a journalist with over 5 years of working experience in the media. He has worked with PM News, The Sun and Within Nigeria before joining Legit.ng as a Politics/Current Affairs Editor. He holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Lagos State University (LASU). He can be reached via adekunle.dada@corp.legit.ng.

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