* Govt House says its to consolidate on gains of ‘national acceptance’
Rumours broke in the week that Gov Nyesom Wike of Rivers State planned to resign from the Abubakar Atiku campaign team. Next, leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rushed to the Garden City on Friday and met at the PDP Campaign Office in PH. Govt House issued a statement saying the leaders discussed key issues ahead of the party’s victory during the forthcoming 2019 General elections.
The PDP’s presidential candidate and his running mate, Mr Peter Obi, Director General of the Presidential Campaign Council, Senate President Bukola Saraki, Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara, and Gov Wike attended the strategy session.
Others in attendance were: PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, Ebonyi State Governor, Engr Dave Umahi and Cross River State Governor Prof Ben Ayade.
Before the commencement of the meeting, Gov Wike conducted members of the PDP Presidential Council on a tour of the Rivers State PDP Campaign Office. The office also houses the PDP Presidential Campaign Office in the state.
Ahead of the strategic meeting of the PDP Presidential Council at the Rivers State PDP Campaign Office, Governor Wike was said to have hosted an expanded meeting of PDP Leaders at the Government House Port Harcourt which had more attendees Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, Cross River State Governor, Prof Ben Ayade, Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, and Ebonyi State Governor, Engr Dave Umahi .
Also in attendance were Senator Ben Murray Bruce, former Cross Rivers State Governor, Liyel Imoke, former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Austin Opara, Senator Olaka Nwogu, Hon Hassan Saleh, and several members of the National Assembly.
When Gov Wike also left angrily from the PDP Convention arena in October, Atiku also paid a visit to him in Govt House.