Some lawmakers elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party on Thursday visited the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike.
Wike in the past few days has remained silent over the forthcoming general elections and the hopes of his party in the 2023 elections. The PDP chieftain has failed to release a statement after the presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar picked the governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa as his running mate. The development has stirred reactions that the Rivers State Governor who is a strong member of the main opposition party might defect ahead of the 2023 race. The Senate Minority Leader, Philip Aduda on Thursday led PDP lawmakers to a closed-door meeting with Governor Wike. The lawmakers in attendance at the meeting were the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Chukwuka Utazi, Senator Shuaibu Lau, Senator Danjuma La’ah, and Senator Barry Mpigi. Naija News gathered that the senators arrived at the governor’s residence some few minutes past 3 pm and immediately went into the closed-door meeting with Governor Wike. The meeting between the Rivers State Governor and the lawmakers lasted till about 6 pm. Recall that former Niger Delta Affairs Minister, Godsday Orubebe on Thursday also met with Governor Wike. Orubebe’s visit is coming days after he resigned his membership from PDP.
This article was originally published on Naija News