Following the crisis rocking Nigeria’s main opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party, some party members, and members of other parties, including the Labour party’s Peter Obi, have visited the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.
Former Governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, announced the visit via his official Twitter account in a Tweet that included a photo of the visit.
In the post, Mimiko referred to the group as “friends” as they share expressions laughter and joy in the now-viral photograph.
Attendees of the visit include Peter Obi (LP), Donald Duke (SDP), Olusegun Mimiko (PDP), Samuel Ortom (PDP), Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo (PDP), Okezie Ikpeazu (PDP), Mohammed Adoke SAN, and others.
— Dr Olusegun Mimiko (@Segunmimiko) August 16, 2022
While none of the attendees have revealed the reason or content of their visit, it is assumed that it is related to the ongoing PDP crisis.
Recall that Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has been at odds with the party’s leadership since losing the PDP presidential primary to Atiku Abubakar in May.
Considering the position of power sharing in the PDP, one of the party’s chiefs, Bode George said, “I remember what Ayu said and want to take him on his words because for honourable men, your word must be your bond.
“He said once a presidential candidate emerges from the north, ‘I will resign.’ I want to take him on that because I know him to be a respectable and responsible man.
“The founding fathers decided that once the presidency comes from the northern zone, chairman of the party must come from the southern zone, and vice versa.”