The All Progressives Congress (APC) branch in Rivers State is uneasy about the atypical relationship between Bola Tinubu, the party’s incoming president, and Nyesom Wike, the Governor of Rivers State.
Before Tinubu’s inauguration as president and the creation of his cabinet in six months, the development is upsetting APC members.
The Governor is said to have worked for the national ruling party during the 2023 presidential election, in opposition to his own political party, the Peoples Democratic Party.
The reports that the Governor would soon join the ruling party have been strengthened as a result of this.
Before the PDP’s May 2022 presidential primary election, Wike was the party’s most dependable and powerful leader.
Nigerians won’t quickly forget the Governor’s pledge to support the party while voting at the convention held at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja.
Then he declared: “I promise now that whoever emerges here will have my complete support since I am a devoted party member. I’ve been attending this party since 1998, and I’m not leaving.
But right after the primaries, the Governor engaged in a protracted conflict with the PDP’s national leadership and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the party’s chosen presidential candidate, enlisting the support of four other governors to create the G5.
After the elections, he went further by inviting Tinubu to oversee projects in the oil-rich State.