Another PDP Governor Plans To Defect – Wike

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Gov. Nyesom Wike
Another PDP Governor Plans To Defect - Wike - Vantage News Nigeria
Gov. Nyesom Wike

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that another governor of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC) just like Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi.

Wike added that the governor will come up with an excuse as the reason for leaving the party.

He spoke on Channels Television’s programme  ‘Politics Today’ on Wednesday.

Wike said, “I can tell you there is one PDP governor that will leave. He is not leaving because of anything but he will come up with an excuse.

“The point is that these are the people who have been playing anti-party, who have been romancing with the APC in the night and coming to the PDP in the daytime. My problem with our party is that when you speak the truth, they will want to crucify you. I have raised this issue several times.”

Although he failed to mention the name of the governor, he suggested that journalists already know him.

He added that Umahi has always been unfaithful to the PDP, adding that his defection did not come as a surprise to him because the governor had boasted to have helped President Muhammadu Buhari to gain votes in the 2019 presidential election.

Wike maintained his position that Umahi defected to pursue a presidential ambition under APC, adding that the PDP has not been unfair to the South East as the Ebonyi governor claimed.

When asked if he would agree to run with the governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal for the presidential seat, the Rivers governor stated that he is a human being who has ambition just like others.

“All of us are aware that Governor Umahi has been romancing with APC for long. We had a virtual meeting of PDP governors. I have never seen that in my life.

“Governor Umahi in that meeting, to the surprise of many governors, said ‘there is nothing anybody can do to stop me’. I promised President Buhari I would give him 35 per cent votes’.

“I never knew that people never voted in Ebonyi; that votes were allocated and Governor Umahi determined who gets what percentage,” he added.

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