The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has met with the Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila amidst the lingering crisis in his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The meeting was held at the residence of Gbajabiamila in Abuja, on Saturday, April 15, 2023.
Gbajabiamila had dinner with the Rivers governor to break his Ramadan fast.
The visit also comes at a time the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers is having a running battle with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which Wike represents.
Gbajabiamila was among the APC chieftains that Wike warmed up to after falling out with former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the PDP in the February 25 presidential poll.
The nation’s number four citizen had commissioned some projects executed by Wike’s administration.
It’s unclear if their meeting was about the race to succeed the speaker or the incoming government of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, under which Gbajabiamila is being rumoured to be eyeing the Chief of Staff position.
However, an aide to Gbajabiamila reportedly said that the visit was a “courtesy call” to the speaker.
Wike contributed to Tinubu’s victory as the APC won in Rivers, which has been a PDP stronghold since 1999.
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