By G9ija

The Presidential Campaign Council of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced that Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike of Rivers State has officially become a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) party.

The announcement was made after Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate for APC, visited the governor at the Government House in Port Harcourt on Wednesday.

After the APC’s presidential campaign rally at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Elekahia, Port Harcourt, Tinubu paid a visit to Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike at the Government House. He was accompanied by his running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima, and the national chairman of the APC, Senator Abdullahi Adamu.

Also present during Tinubu’s visit to the Government House in Port Harcourt were the Governors of Lagos, Ebonyi, and Kebbi States – Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Dave Umahi, and Abubakar Atiku Bagudu respectively. The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, and former Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, were also in attendance.

According to a statement issued by the PDP Presidential Campaign Council’s spokesperson in the state, Dr. Leloonu Nwibubasa, on Thursday in Port Harcourt, Senator Tinubu’s visit to Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike had all the cabinet members of the governor in attendance.

The statement further said that the visit marked the end of speculation by Nigerians and the governor’s continuous denial of his current political standing.

Nwibubasa said: “Today marked the end of all speculations by Nigerians and hypocritical denials by Governor Nyesom Wike of his current political standing as Wike play host to the APC presidential candidate Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the council chamber of the Rivers State Government House with all members of the Rivers State executive council present.

“The show of shame is seen to have been ignorantly celebrated by his minions who are all soon to become internally displaced politicians if they don’t return to good reasoning.

“Governor Wike as a lawyer should know that you can not suspend the hands of justice in perpetuity while you continue to break all known laws that govern a system. The day of reckoning is here. The leadership of the party must act to save what is left of the PDP in Rivers State.”

During Tinubu’s visit to the Government House in Port Harcourt, Wike urged Tinubu to use his influence to ensure that the 2023 general election is not disrupted by the federal government.