An ally of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has revealed why he was visited by his counterpart, the Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed.
The ally who spoke with Daily Trust on the visit said the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar and his group sent Mohammed to appeal to Wike not to leave PDP.
He further stated that the Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi and the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi met with Wike to woo him to their party.
According to the ally, the silence of Governor Wike has sent jitters across PDP, adding that they are afraid that he might defect to another party.
The ally said, “The Bauchi governor was sent by Atiku and his group to appeal to Wike not to leave the PDP; while Ebonyi governor and Peter Obi visited to see how they could woo him to join their political parties.
“His silence on national issues has sent jitters across the PDP’s family and they’re not comfortable. They’re afraid that having treated the governor badly, he might defect to another party. That was why the Bauchi governor came to appeal to him on behalf of Atiku.”