Defection: Picture of Wike with APC governor emerges, party chieftain says something is loading

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Joe Igbokwe has fuelled fresh speculations that the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike may dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the APC.

Amidst the rumours of a possible defection by Wike from PDP to APC, Igbokwe on his Facebook page on Monday morning, shared a photo of the Rivers Governor with his Ebonyi State counterpart, David Umahi.

Sharing the picture, Igbokwe added a caption which reads: “SOMETHING IS LOADING HERE AND I WILL NOT TELL YOU.”

Nyesom Wike and David Umahi

Umahi himself belonged to the PDP until his recent defection to the APC.

It will be recalled that after first losing the 2023 presidential ticket of the PDP to Atiku Abubakar and then subsequently, the running mate slot to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, rumours emerged that Wike may be set to dump the PDP for another party.

The Rivers Governor who has been very quiet is said to be in talks with the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC over a possible defection.

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On Saturday, Ebonyi state governor, Dave Umahi arrived in Port-Harcourt and met with him in what is called “a friendly and brotherly” visit at 9pm.

Umahi’s visit makes it the first meeting with Wike after the former dumped the PDP for the APC following an alleged dissatisfaction with the party.

A South-South Coordinator of the Tinubu Support Group, Gabriel Abijah, in a recent interview with Politics Nigeria claimed that Wike will soon join APC.

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However, Governor Nyesom Wike‘s media aide, Kelvin Ebiri last Wednesday noted that the Governor of Rivers State will never dump the Peoples Democratic Party.

According to Ebiri, he said a viral video suggesting that Wike was threatening to join the All Progressives Congress was manipulated.

The media aide in a statement released on Wednesday night noted that a trending video was released to mislead Nigerians.

Ebiri further stated that the video was an excerpt of an old interview of Wike were reacted to the defection of Governor David Umahi from PDP to APC.

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He accused unscrupulous persons of circulating the video and urged the public to disregard the video.

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