PDP Crisis: Reasons Behind Wike’s Visit to Saraki’s Home Revealed

PDP Crisis: Reasons Behind Wike’s Visit to Saraki’s Home Revealed

  • Nyesom Wike, Saraki, Atiku Abubakar, and Aminu Tambuwal all jostled for the presidential ticket of the PDP for the 2023 election
  • Atiku defeated the trio and emerged as the party's flagbearer for the election
  • However, the issue of zoning generated confusion among the bigwigs of the party, and it led to the PDP's eventual defeat at the presidential election

The real reason for Nyesom Wike, minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and former President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki's recent bromance has been revealed.

PDP crisis, Nyesom Wike, 2023 election, Atiku Abubakar, Bukola Saraki
Wike and Saraki are reportedly working to produce the next chairman of the PDP with the support and backing of Atiku Abubakar. Photo credit: Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike - CON, GSSRS
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Saturday PUNCH reports that the former Rivers state governor and Saraki visited each other due to search for the next national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Atiku defeated Wike, Saraki to emerge PDP's flagbearer in 2022

Recall that Saraki and Wike in May 2022, contested the PDP presidential primary, but lost to Abubakar who emerged as the flagbearer of the party after securing 371 votes.

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Call for Wike's sanction heightens in PDP

Saraki was appointed to the PDP/Atiku’s campaign team and worked for the party in the presidential election.

Wike, on alongside his G5 faction, however, called for the removal of the suspended national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu.

He also worked against the interest of Atiku and the party in the 2023 presidential election.

The former governor of Rivers state, who worked for President Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was appointed minister of FCT.

He, however, declared that he remained a member of the PDP and only decided to work with Tinubu to transform Nigeria.

As the call for Wike to be sanctioned gathers momentum in the party, many members of the PDP are also demanding the replacement of the acting national chairman, Umar Damagum.

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In a new twist, Wike on Tuesday, October 10, stormed Saraki’s house located at Lake Chad Crescent, Maitama, Abuja.

Wike, Saraki's meeting for PDP nation chairmanship position, source reveals

A credible source, who is a high-ranking PDP National Working Committee (NWC) member, revealed to Saturday PUNCH that the issue about who would succeed Damagum was part of the reason Wike visited Saraki.

A source in the party, who pleaded anonymity, disclosed that Atiku and a few party leaders had settled for Saraki to succeed Damagum.

He said:

“We are aware that the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku, and a few party leaders are discussing the person that will succeed the Damagum. In recent times, I am aware that Atiku and some of these leaders have settled for Saraki.
“They settled for Saraki because they believed he had the charisma and the political will to reposition the party. So, discussion is ongoing within party stakeholders.”

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The source, however, concluded that the unveiling of the PDP national chairman is being delayed by the "Atiku and PDP’s case before the Supreme Court".

"Chef Wike": FCT minister cooks for Saraki weeks after doing same for Gbajabiamila, video trends

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Wike again showed his culinary skills.

The minister was captured in a trending video where he was seen cooking in the kitchen for Saraki.

Tinubu pulls Wike-led FCTA out of Treasury Single Account

Reports earlier swirled that Tinubu pulled the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) out of the Treasury Single Account (TSA).

The move, it is understood, was to effectively pave the way for the Wike-led FCTA to utilise the territory’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) for the development of the nation’s capital.

Wike rejects EU report on 2023 presidential election

Wike earlier kicked against what he termed interference in the internal affairs of Nigeria by the European Union (EU).

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Wike rejected the position of the EU Observation Mission in the last general election in Nigeria.

Source: Legit.ng

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